A reconciliation reading list: 15 must-read books


A reconciliation reading list:

15 must-read books Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada

  1. Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada
  2. Birdie by Tracey Lindberg
  3. Indian Horse by Richard Wagamese
  4. The Inconvenient Indian by Thomas King
  5. Up Ghost River by Edmund Metatawabin with Alexandra Shimo
  6. The Reason You Walk by Wab Kinew
  7. Price Paid by Bev Sellars
  8. Wenjack by Joseph Boyden
  9. Secret Path by Gord Downie & Jeff Lemire
  10. The Outside Circle by Patti LaBoucane-Benson, illustrated by Kelly Mellings
  11. The Education of Augie Merasty by David Carpenter and Augie Merasty
  12. The Break by Katherena Vermette
  13. The Lesser Blessed by Richard Van Camp
  14. Dancing on Our Turtle’s Back by Leanne Simpson
  15. In This Together: Fifteen Stories of Truth and Reconciliation edited by Danielle Metcalfe-Chenail

A reconciliation reading list for young readers


  • Dear Canada: These Are My Words by Ruby Slipperjack
  • In Search of April Raintree by Beatrice Culleton Mosionier
  • Good for Nothing by Michel Noël, translated by Shelley Tanaka
  • Sugar Falls by David Alexander Robertson, illustrated by Scott B. Henderson


  • No Time to Say Goodbye by Sylvia Olsen with Rita Morris and Ann Sam
  • Fatty Legs by Christy Jordan-Fenton and Margaret Pokiak-Fenton, illustrated by Liz Amini-Holmes
  • My Name is Seepeetza by Shirley Sterling
  • We Feel Good Out Here by Julie-Ann André and Mindy Willett


  • Missing Nimâmâ by Melanie Florence, illustrated by François Thisdale
  • I Am Not a Number by Jenny Kay Dupuis & Kathy Kacer, illustrated by Gillian Newland Shin-chi’s
  • Canoe by Nicola Campbell, illustrated by Kim LaFave Kookum’s
  • Red Shoes by Peter Eyvindson, illustrated by Sheldon Dawson