Native American Memoirs

"Pick 3" Booklist

Heart Berries

Title: Heart Berries
By: Terese Marie Mailhot
Published: 2018

A memorial for Mailhot's mother, a social worker and activist who had a thing for prisoners; a story of reconciliation with her father-an abusive drunk and a brilliant artist-who was murdered under mysterious circumstances; and an elegy on how difficult it is to love someone while dragging the long shadows of shame.

A History of My Brief Body

Title: A History of My Brief Body
By: Billy-Ray Belcourt
Published: 2020

Piece by piece, Billy-Ray's writings invite us to unpack and explore the big and broken world he inhabits every day, in all its complexity and contradiction...What emerges is not only a profound meditation on memory, gender, anger, shame, and ecstasy, but also the outline of a way forward.

Poet Warrior

Title: Poet Warrior
By: Joy Harjo
Published: 2021

A vivid, lyrical, and inspiring call for love and justice...Moving fluidly among prose, song, and poetry, Poet Warrior is a luminous journey of becoming that sings with... jazz, blues, tenderness, and bravery.

Today a reader, tomorrow a leader.

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