November is Native American Heritage Month, which is a time to recognize the indigenous people and cultures of North America.
Walking on Earth & Touching the Sky edited by Timothy P. McLaughlin is a collection of poetry and prose from students at Red Cloud Indian School on the Pine Ridge Reservation. Their moving poetry and prose beautifully articulates complex emotions that reflect their endeavors to balance traditional Lakota heritage with the present-day world. Their writings, S.D. Nelson's illustrations, and chapter introductions by the editor also highlight different aspects of the Lakota culture.
Take a look at the American Indian Youth Literature Award winners for other excellent books to read.