Top Ten Tuesday is a meme started by The Broke and the Bookish. Since Canada Day was last weekend, today we’ll list our favourite books by Indigenous and Canadian authors.
- The Outside Circle by Patti LaBoucane-Benson and Kelly Mellings.
- Moonshot: The Indigenous Comics Collection Vol. 1, edited by Hope Nicholson.
- What’s the Most Beautiful Thing You Know About Horses? by Richard Van Camp, illustrated by George Littlechild.
- I Am Not a Number by Jenny Kay Dupuis and Kathy Kacer, illustrated by Gillian Newland.
- Fatty Legs: A True Story by Christy Jordan-Fenton and Margaret Pokiak-Fenton, illustrated by Liz Amini-Holmes.
- Shi-shi-etko by Nicola Campbell, illustrated by Kim LaFave.
- Lii Yiiboo Nayaapiwak lii Swer: L’alfabet di Michif / Owls See Clearly at Night: A Michif Alphabet by Julie Flett.
Here are just a handful of my favourite books by Canadian indigenous authors!
- My Heart Fills with Happiness by Monique Gray Smith, illustrated by Julie Flett
- Shi-shi-etko by Nicola I. Campbell, illustrated by Kim LaFave
- When We Were Alone by David Alexander Robertson, illustrated by Julie Flett
- When I was Eight by Christy Jordan-Fenton, Margaret Pokiak-Fenton, illustrated by Gabrielle Grimard
- Dragonfly Kites by Thomson Highway, illustrated by Julie Flett
- Shi-Shi-Etko by Nicola I. Campbell and Kim LaFave: This made it to all our lists for good reason.
- Wild Berries by Julie Flett: I love most everything Flett has done, but Wild Berries has got to be my favourite.
- The Lesser Blessed by Richard Van Camp: Compelling and well-written. I need to re-read this soon.
- Indian Horse by Richard Wagamese: I reviewed this beauty here. Wagamese was a treasure and I can’t recommend his writing enough.
- One Good Story, That One by Thomas King: Obviously, The Inconvenient Indian is amazing, but lately I’ve been thinking about King’s fiction, which is equally amazing.