Curated by: Kayla Thompson, Adult Services, Cape Girardeau Public Library
November is truly the beginning of the holiday season. But it isn’t only a time to bring families together, it is also a time to recognize, remember and celebrate the indigenous and native voices in history and in our communities.
Louise Erdrich: The Roundhouse (2012), The Night Watchman (2020), The Sentence (2021). This author is a staff favorite. Her writing is both parts beautiful and heart-wrenching.
Stephen Graham Jones: Only Good Indians (2020) – this one is a hugely popular revenge horror book. Jones is also the author of My Heart is a Chainsaw (2021), and Mongrels (2016) – a fantasy fiction story involving werewolves.
Joy Harjo: Most known for her works of poetry, Harjo is the author of An American Sunrise (2019), a contributor of Living Nations, Living Words: an Anthology of First Peoples’ Poetry (2021), as well as the author of two memoirs Crazy Brave (2012) and Poet Warrior (2021).
Rebecca Roanhorse: is best known for her contributions to the science fiction genre. Her work showcases her talents across age ranges from her juvenile contributions in Star Wars: Stories of Light and Dark (2020) and Race to the Sun (2020), her teen works Trail of Lightning (2018) and Storm of Locusts (2019), and her adult SCI-FI trilogy which includes Black Sun (2020) and Fevered Star (2022), and lastly her newest stand-alone novella Thread of Angels (2022).