Indians of North America
Nov 19, 2012 — What did Jesus look like? In their new book, The Color of Christ, Edward J. Blum and Paul Harvey explore how different groups have claimed Jesus as their own — and how depictions of Jesus have both inspired civil rights crusades, and been used to justify the violence of white supremacists.
Oct 7, 2012 — Photographer Edward Curtis decided to chronicle the experience of the vanishing Native American tribes at the end of the 19th century. It was an unbelievably ambitious project that would define Curtis, his work and his legacy.
Aug 7, 2012 — More than 75,000 of you voted for your favorite young-adult fiction. Now, after all the nominating, sorting and counting, the final results are in. Here are the 100 best teen novels, chosen by the NPR audience.
Feb 20, 2012 — Stories about life on Native American reservations often focus on alcoholism, drugs, violence and poverty. In Rez Life, David Treuer shows the brighter side: "There might be more hardship, but there's more joy," he says.
Jul 17, 2011 — NPR coverage of The Painted Drum by Louise Erdrich. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
Jul 17, 2011 — NPR coverage of The Translation of Dr. Apelles: A Love Story by David Treuer. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
Jul 15, 2011 — NPR coverage of Thirteen Moons: A Novel by Charles Frazier. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
Jul 14, 2011 — NPR coverage of War Dances by Sherman Alexie. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
May 30, 2011 — Short story month is just about over, but take heed: if diving into the latest bestseller seems too daunting, the short story could be the form of fiction for you. Atlantic writer and producer Miriam Krule suggests three collections that are complex and nuanced despite their brevity — and perfect for your morning commute.
Apr 6, 2011 — Good feuds can make for juicy stories, but terrible downfalls. Newfoundland author Michael Crummey suggests three books about grudge-fueled atrocities that tear towns and families apart. And even if his picks can't convince you to turn the other cheek, they're still pulse-quickening reads.