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Apple in the middle. #1 / by Dawn Quigley.

Quigley, Dawn, 1970- author. (Author).
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  • ISBN: 9781946163073
  • ISBN: 1946163074
  • Physical Description: 240 pages ; 21 cm.
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: Fargo, ND : North Dakota State University Press, [2018]

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Summary, etc.: Apple Starkington turned her back on her Native American heritage the moment she was called a racial slur for someone of white and Indian descent, not that she really even knew how to be an Indian in the first place. Too bad the white world doesn't accept her either. And so begins her quirky habits to gain acceptance. Apple's name, chosen by her Indian mother on her deathbed, has a double meaning: treasured apple of my eye, but also the negative connotation a person who is red, or Indian, on the outside, but white on the inside. After her wealthy father gives her the boot one summer, Apple reluctantly agrees to visit her Native American relatives on the Turtle Mountain Indian Reservation in northern North Dakota for the first time. Apple learns to deal with the culture shock of Indian customs and the Native Michif language, while she tries to find a connection to her dead mother. She also has to deal with a vengeful Indian man who loved her mother in high school but now hates Apple because her mom married a white man. Bouncing in the middle of two cultures, Apple meets her Indian relatives, shatters Indian stereotypes, and learns what it means to find her place in a world divided by color.
Author Notes

Dawn Quigley was recently awarded the Denny Prize for Distinction in Writing. She has been published in more than twenty-five Native American and mainstream magazines, academic journals, and newspapers, with a forthcoming piece in the fall 2016 issue of American Indian Quarterly. Quigley is an assistant professor at a MN university in the Education Department (teacher preparation program) and a recent May 2018 PhD graduate in Curriculum and Instruction (Culture and Teaching Track) of the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. She is a former Indian Education director and at present a consultant on Native American literature for the Minnesota Department of Education. She also hosts a blog about Native literature ( and has presented on Native literature in several Midwest area universities. The author describes herself as—like Apple—“bouncing in the middle of these two worlds” herself, being an enrolled member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa, ND

Subject: Indian teenagers > Juvenile fiction.
Teenage girls > Juvenile fiction.
Ojibwa Indians > Juvenile fiction.
Ojibwa Indians > Mixed descent > Juvenile fiction.
Racially mixed children > Juvenile fiction.
Motherless families > Juvenile fiction.
Indian teenagers > Fiction.
Teenage girls > Fiction.
Turtle Mountain Indian Reservation (N.D.) > Juvenile fiction.
Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians of North Dakota > Juvenile fiction.
North Dakota > Juvenile fiction.
Genre: Bildungsromans.
Young adult fiction.
YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Family / Blended Families.
YOUNG ADULT FICTION / People & Places / United States / Native American.
YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Loners & Outcasts.
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