Notable Native People is not just a book about 50 Indigenous people. This is a book about representation. Included are “artists, activists, scientists, athletes, and other changemakers.” There are people from many different Indigenous nations, there are women, there are are Black Indigenous people, and there are LGBTQ+ people. Most importantly, this isn’t just about the past. There are plenty of living Indigenous leaders in this book. Indigenous history isn’t just about the past; it is also about the present.
The book is laid out similarly to some of the Rebel Girls or Little Leaders books. Each person has a full color illustration along with a page about them and their accomplishments. This is a great addition to a library (home or public).
Available October 2021
Disclaimer: An advance copy was provided by Clarkson Potter/Ten Speed Press.