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Home to Medicine Mountain / written by Chiori Santiago ; illustrated by Judith Lowry.

Santiago, Chiori, (author.). Lowry, Judith, 1948- (illustrator.).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Moorhead Public Library J SAN (Text) 33500012762068 Main Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 0892391553
  • ISBN: 9780892391554
  • ISBN: 0892391766
  • ISBN: 9780892391769
  • Physical Description: 30 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 22 x 26 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: San Francisco, Calif. : Children's Book Press, [1998].
  • Manufacturer: China : Jade Productions, 2013.

Content descriptions

General Note:
MN American Indian literature.
Summary, etc.:
Two young Maidu Indian brothers sent to live at a government-run Indian residential school in California in the 1930s find a way to escape and return home for the summer.
Awards Note:
ALA Notable Children's Book, 1999.
American Book Award, 1999

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Monthly Selections - #1 August 1998
    Gr. 3^-6. Telling the story of illustrator Lowry's relatives who spent a year at a government-operated boarding school, Santiago provides a view of the often severe residential schools that separated Indian children from their parents and their traditional culture. In the 1930s, Benny Len and Stanley travel the length of California to begin a year at such a school. Forced separation from family is difficult; school discipline is strict. The text and pictures work well together to show Benny Len's nightly dreams about what he misses most--his grandmother and tribal ceremonies. The story ends with the boys escaping by jumping on a freight train heading home. Lowry's colorful illustrations on thick, shiny paper flow across the pages, pulling children into the story. There is no glossary. Nor are there explanations of many of the symbols or ceremonies that appear in the story. For more information about the schools, readers can turn to The Serpent's Tongue or to Russell Freedman's Children of the Wild West (1983). ((Reviewed August 1998)) Copyright 2000 Booklist Reviews

Subject: Maidu Indians > Juvenile fiction.
Boarding schools > Juvenile fiction.
Indians of North America > California > Juvenile fiction.
Maidu Indians > Fiction.
Boarding schools > Fiction.
Indians of North America > California > Fiction.
Boarding schools.
Indians of North America.
Maidu Indians.
Genre: Picture books.
Juvenile works.
Picture books.

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