November’s Virtual Teen Pride Club: Queer Indigenous Representation

Submitted by edawson on November 5, 2021 - 12:40pm

Our Virtual Pride Club for Teens ages 13-18 continues this month with the theme of Queer Indigenous Representation! There aren’t many queer Indigenous YA books published out there, so we are including some information about the Native tribes local to the Sonoma County area. The lack of representation of Indigenous own voices, and the violence that happens to Indigenous folks today makes it extremely important to learn about and take action to support Indigenous communities.

For more information about the current sovereignty and revitalization efforts of local Native tribes, please see:

Pick out a book from the list below, or choose something else and share it with us. We will be meeting online at 4:00 pm every Tuesday in November. New participants are always welcome! For more information, email teenpride@sonomalibrary.org.

To register for the November Virtual Teen Pride Club, follow the links below:

For a complete list of November Teen Pride Club events.

The author(s) acknowledge(s) that they are descendant(s) not of Native people but of setter-colonialists. We recognize the historical and ongoing violence of settler colonialism, and affirm Indigenous sovereignty. We recognize that our library buildings/facilities are on stolen land. We will continue to hold ourselves accountable to the needs of the Indigenous people of Sonoma County, California, and beyond. The author(s) would welcome comments or corrections from members of Native communities, particularly the Coast Miwok, Kashaya, Southern Pomo, and Wappo tribal nations.

Our Recommendations:

(Hint: click on the book covers to go to the library catalog)

The Witch King

The Witch King
by H. E. Edgmon
(he/they)
Seminole
Y EDGMON

The Marrow Thieves

The Marrow Thieves
by Cherie Dimaline
(she/her)
Georgian Bay Métis Nation
Y DIMALINE

Fire Song

Fire Song
by Adam Garnet Jones
(he/him)
Cree/Métis
Y JONES

A Snake Falls to Earth

A Snake Falls to Earth
by Darcie Little Badger
(she/her)
Lipan Apache
Y LITTLE BADGER

Elatsoe

Elatsoe
by Darcie Little Badger (she/her)
Lipan Apache
Y LITTLE BADGER

Love after the End

Love after the End
edited by Joshua Whitehead
(he/him)
Two-Spirit, Oji-nêhiyaw member of the
Peguis First Nation

(available as an ebook only)

Surviving the City, Volume 2

Surviving the City, Vol. 2
From the Roots Up
by Tasha Spillett-Sumner
(she/her)
Cree
YG SPILLET-SUMNER

Apple

Apple
Skin to the Core
by Eric Gansworth
(he/him)
Onondaga Nation
Y 970.004 GANSWORTH

 

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