1. The Book of Negroes by Lawrence Hill
Coming in at the top spot is the Book of Negroes by Lawrence Hill. The award-winning and national bestseller tells the journey of young Aminata's journey from West Africa to the plantations of South Carolina and then to Nova Scotia as she forges her way to freedom.
4. The Orenda by Joseph Boyden
The Orenda by Joseph Boyden has been critically acclaimed for being an enthralling tale of conflict between two native tribes when an Iroquis girl is kidnapped and the Jesuit missionary who seeks to convert the tribe from their "savage" ways to Christianity.
9. The Inconvenient Indian by Thomas King
The Inconvenient Indian is a must-read if you're seeking to have a better understanding of the history of Indigenous populations and Western European colonialism—and all of the complexities that go along with them.