Written by Francisca Goldsmith on Thursday, November 21, 2019
Among the many listening possibilities to choose among is poetry from current Poet Laureate Joy Harjo, read by her. Traci Sorell performs her multi-award winning picture book for all ages with actors including her family. Cree actor Billy Merasty performs the apocalyptic novel from Anishinaabe writer Waubgeshig Rice that offers a 21st century tale of losing access to the power grid. The list is surprisingly long when we note how few books from America's First Peoples actually see publication. It's helpful to know that checking tribal enrollments for both authors and narrators can assure listeners that the indigenous voices they hear are authentic. Celebrate the season: tune in to #IndigenousVoices on AudioFile Magazine's Twitter feed for daily suggestions.