Read Debbie Reese’s recent blog post “Published in 2016: Books by/about Native Peoples” for recommended and not recommended reads.

Debbie Reese was raised at Nambe Owingeh (a federally recognized tribe) and is tribally enrolled there. Reese has reviewed books for Horn Book Inc. and Multicultural Review, published in School Library Journal and Language Arts and taught children’s literature at the University of Illinois College of Education. Reese’ research focuses on the ways in which Native Americans are represented in children’s books.

Reese launched the American Indians in children’s Literature (AICL) blog in 2006 to share information that will help readers and librarians learn about and understand the 500+ federally recognized Native Nations in the United States. Another driving factor is that her published research in academic journals are not easily accessible or available to people who work with children on a daily basis.

On her blog, Reese publishes reviews of books by and about Native Americans to help readers identify recommended books.