Top 2019 Summer Indigenous Reads

Summer is the perfect time for getting caught up on that stack of books you have been dying to get into. Whether you prefer a good thriller or romance, we have an incredible list of must-reads for your sunny summer days. Better yet, each of these books is authored by an Indigenous author and opens up an opportunity for you to learn about the diversity of Indigenous literature out there!

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Our Top 2019 Summer Indigenous Reads

Alicia Elliott -  A Mind Spread Out on the Ground

Bold. Intense. This powerful book-length collection of essays by Alicia Elliott is based on an original award-winning essay by Elliott. A Mind Spread Out on the Ground offers a broad, critical look at the impact of colonialism on Indigenous people in Canada.

Terese Marie Mailhot - Heart Berries

A cold smack in the face. This hard look at Mailhot’s life is written in a creative prose unfamiliar to most of us. This hard hitting story of abuse and mental health will make you both cringe and cry while providing you with a feeling of hope and love.

Lindsay Nixon – nîtisânak

Lindsay Nixon's first book, nîtisânak, is a genre-defying memoir by this Cree, Saulteaux and Métis art history student. nîtisânak explores how Nixon has been shaped by love, loss, and community and offers compelling testimony to the relationships in our lives. Nixon is the 2019 winner of the Dayne Ogilvie Prize, an annual $5,000 prize given to an emerging writer from the LGBTQ community.