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“Teaching in the Dark” by Genét Simone puts readers beside her in Shishmaref, with vivid descriptions of school and village life.
In “Treaty Justice,” author Charles Wilkinson examines the Boldt Decision, a ruling in Washington state that continues to influence issues of Native sovereignty and resource allotments well beyond those borders.
Loaded with fantastic photos, the book brings to the page an overlooked piece of Alaska’s Gold Rush history.
Strong characters and plenty of “real” Alaska moments bolster the debut novel from D. MacNeill Parker, “Death in Dutch Harbor.”
Nasuġraq Rainey Hopson’s young-adult novel, “Eagle Drums,” has earned a Newbery Honor and an American Indian Youth Literature Award book honor. She said it gives her “hope for future Indigenous writers.”
His 1968 debut novel, “House Made of Dawn,” is credited as the start of contemporary Native American literature and tells of a World War II soldier who struggles to fit back in at home.
“Natchiq Grows Up: The Story of a Ringed Seal Pup and Her Changing Home” has its roots in scientific research about ringed seals in Northwest Alaska that was conducted in the 1980s.
In his new book, Eric Wade puts the squirrel at the center of the natural universe and investigates how they navigate all things big and small.
This season readers can delve into new books from Benjamin Stevenson, Kat Ailes, Laura R. King, CJ Wray and Janice Hallett.
Many old-time Alaskans have written memoirs, but few besides Elsa Pedersen have had the writing skills to bring their lives and times into such readable literary form.
Set in Palm Springs, “The Sand Garden” showcases Jones’ knack for evocation and a well-timed twist along with co-writer Mary Wasche.
Riddled with cliches and a bewildering story line, the book was popular with French readers, but doesn’t quite click in the state its story was set.
Through Northern Light Media, Hegener has published her own works as well as books from other authors, often focused on mushing and other Alaska history.
Paul Souders’ book “Siku: Life on the Ice” includes thumbnail essays along with a beautiful collection of photographs.
The 10 best books of 2023, selected by Book World editors and critics.
“Young Men Go North” will be a particular treat for readers interested in Alaska’s fisheries or history, but it should also appeal to anyone with a taste for lively storytelling.
Photographer Colin Tyler, who was at the Nature Center for a decade as a resident volunteer and staff member, released his book of striking images this year.
Their lists include novels, memoirs, mysteries and histories as well as tales about boats, sled dogs and polar explorations.
The two books take different approaches — one very scientific and the other imaginative.
Gift-givers can’t go wrong with books. Here are options that will delight everyone from mystery lovers to Taylor Swift fans.
Competing claims by Robert Peary and Frederick Cook pitted major newspapers and, in turn, Americans against each other.
Volumes from Mary Mullen, Wendy Erd and Ann Fox Chandonnet provide a feast of precise details, language play, and commentary on the forces that shape lives and communities.
Greci, who worked as a teacher for much of his more than 30 years in Alaska, used those experiences in plotting his books to keep the attention of young-adult readers.