Indigenous Peoples Reading Challenge


Celebrate Indigenous cultures throughout the month of March. You can signup through the Beanstack app or website. We’ve curated a list of titles by Indigenous authors that highlight the richness and diversity in these wide-reaching communities. There is no one “Indigenous story”, so open yourself up to discovering a new range of experiences through literature. One book is all it takes to complete the challenge. Prizes will be awarded to all finishers. You are free to read any book by an Indigenous author that you'd like in order to complete the challenge. While we have curated one list with teen titles and one with adult titles, anyone is welcome to read from either list.

Adult Reading List

Teen Reading List

Once you’ve finished reading your book, simply enter the title into the relevant activity badge and you’re a winner! Participants will choose a prize from the following titles:

  • To Shape a Dragon's Breath by Moniquill Blackgoose
  • Firekeeper's Daughter by Angeline Boulley
  • The Marrow Thieves by Cherie Dimaline
  • The Only Good Indians by Stephen Graham Jones
  • Braiding Sweetgrass for Young Adults by Robin Wall Kimmerer
  • The Everlasting Road by Wab Kinew
  • Stolen by Ann-Helen Laestadius
  • Elatsoe by Darcie Little Badger
  • There There by Tommy Orange
  • Go as a River by Shelley Read

Participants ages 12 and up can collect their prize starting March 8th at either the Dundee or Randall Oaks Library upon completion of the Indigenous Peoples Reading Challenge, and titles are available while supplies last.