Moccasin thunder : American Indian stories for today / edited by Lori Marie Carlson.
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- ISBN: 0066239575
- ISBN: 9780066239576
- ISBN: 0066239591
- ISBN: 9780066239590
- Physical Description: xvi, 156 pages ; 22 cm
- Edition: 1st ed.
- Publisher: New York : HarperCollins, ©2005.
MN American Indian literature.
|Formatted Contents Note:||
How to get to the planet Venus / Joy Harjo -- Because my father always said he was the only Indian who saw Jimi Hendrix play "The Star Spangled Banner" at Woodstock / Sherman Alexie -- A real life blond Cherokee and his equally annoyed soul mate / Cynthia Leitich Smith -- The last snow of the Virgin Mary / Richard Van Camp -- Crow / Linda Hogan -- Ice / Joseph Bruchac -- Wild Geese (1934) / Louise Erdrich -- The magic pony / Greg Sarris -- Summer wind / Lee Francis -- Drum Kiss / Susan Power.
Presents ten short stories about contemporary Native American teens by members of tribes of the United States and Canada, including Louise Erdrich and Joseph Bruchac.
|Target Audience Note:||
Grades 7 up.
|Study Program Information Note:||
Accelerated Reader AR MG 5.2 6.0 102503.
Reading Counts RC High School 5.2 11 Quiz: 38793 Guided reading level: NR.
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2005 August #1
Gr. 8-11. Ten stirring contemporary short stories by Indian writers, including Linda Hogan, Louise Erdrich, Sherman Alexie, and Susan Power, show teens--lost, loving, funny, uncertain--coming of age on the reservation and in the city. Joseph Bruchac's Abenaki youth mocks the "noble" tourist stereotypes of beads and feathers; he is bitter because he is "a homegrown immigrant in his own land." Richard Van Camp tells of a high-school dope dealer who wants to be a teacher but messes up. In Joy Harjo's story, two girls at boarding school go wrong, but the principal helps them. Often tempering the harsh realism of poverty, drink, drugs, racism, and, sometimes, sexual abuse in the stories is often a grandmother, a source of hope--not perfectly wise, but a caring link with rich tradition. Resentful of patronizing charity as well as prejudice, these strong older women help move the characters toward a deep spiritual connection. Readers will welcome the change from generic reverential images of primitives stuck in the past. ((Reviewed August 2005)) Copyright 2005 Booklist Reviews.
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