Indians of North America
Dec 18, 2013 — What books that touch on topics of race would you recommend to a not-so-bookish teen? A reader asks us to share our suggestions.
Nov 21, 2013 — Author and poet Heid Erdrich writes about the food-ways of Native Americans in the Upper Midwest in the new book, Original Local. Erdrich tells guest host Celeste Headlee that "eat Local" is more than just the latest foodie trend. She explains that the practice dates back to America's earliest residents — and we're not talking about the Pilgrims.
Aug 23, 2013 — Short Nights Of The Shadow Catcher, appearing at No. 14, recounts photographer Edward Curtis' life.
Aug 5, 2013 — Earlier this summer, NPR's Backseat Book Club — our book club for young readers — asked you to weigh in on your favorite books for kids age 9-14. We heard from more than 2,000 of you, and our expert panel has whittled your hundreds and hundreds of nominations down to a list of 100 great reads.
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.