Since 2016, the city of East Lansing has observed the holiday Indigenous Peoples' Day on the second Monday of October. This holiday reminds us to reflect on the first people to live in the Americas, their cultures and histories, and to challenge prejudices and long-standing misconceptions about Native Americans and colonialism. Here at ELPL, we encourage you to explore materials written by and about Native Americans across all ages! A list of children's books put together for a session of our children's Social Justice Reading Group focusing on Native and indigenous people can be found below, and on the week of October 8th, 2018, all our storytimes will have a special focus on Indigenous Peoples' Day. We hope you will join us in celebrating!
Further reading titles related to March 2017's Social Justice Reading Group and the topic of indigenous and Native people.