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Virtual Book Display

Are you missing our traditional book displays celebrating the people and communities of W&M? Have no worries - we've moved them online!

#NativeReads: A Call to Action

  1. Read One of All of the Selected Books
  2. Decolonize Your Bookshelf- support Native writers buy purchasing their work
  3. Start a Book Club Featuring Indigenous Authors- if you are already in a book club, add books by Native writers
  4. Increase Access to Books by Native Writers- donate Native-authored books to schools and libraries
  5. Engage in Independent Bookstores- ask your local bookstore to set up a display promoting #NativeReads
  6. Read Books by Native Writers to Youth- read Native-authored children's books to your child, recommend titles to your child's teacher, you can access a list of children's books by Native authors here.
  7. Invest in Native People Telling Their Own Stories- provide financial support for organizations and initiatives that further the development of tribal writers


A big thank you to Steve Runge at Boston College for sharing this virtual book display design. 

Celebrating Native American Heritage Month

November is Native American Heritage Month.

The National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) describes the month as "a time to celebrate rich and diverse cultures, traditions, and histories and to acknowledge the important contributions of Native people. The Native American Heritage Month is also an opportune time to educate the general public about tribes, to raise a general awareness about the unique challenges Native people have faced both historically and in the present, and the ways in which tribal citizens have worked to conquer these challenges." You can learn more about Native American Heritage Month and the NCAI here.


The staff members of First Nations Development Institute have compiled a list of what they consider to be essential reading for anyone interested in the Native American experience. You can learn more about #NativeReads here.

Some Recommended #NativeReads Titles

Other Native American Titles in our Collection