At The Everymom, instead of commemorating Columbus Day, we are dedicated to acknowledging and honoring Native and Indigenous People, their varied cultures, and rich customs by observing October 9 as Indigenous Peoples’ Day. We urge parents to initiate discussions with young ones about the original inhabitants of this country and recognize the tragic reality of our interconnected history. As a parent, I’ve discovered that books are an excellent way to broach challenging subjects with kids. They establish the groundwork today so that even our littlest ones can approach the world with a modest heart and receptive mind. To kickstart the process of reshaping the narrative for children, here is a collection of 12 exquisite picture books that provide insight into the lives of Indigenous people and are perfect to read on Indigenous Peoples’ Day as well as any day.
12 Books for Indigenous Peoples’ Day to Share With Kids