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Breckenridge Public Library J SNE (Text) 33500012762043 Main Available -
Crookston Public Library J SNE (Text) 33500009724923 Main Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780803260283 (pbk. : alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 0803260288 (pbk. : alk. paper)
  • Physical Description: 116 p. ; 22 cm.
  • Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, c2007.

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General Note:
MN American Indian literature.
Summary, etc.:
Cousins Lori and Lana, Lakota Indians who have a close but competitive relationship, learn about their heritage and culture throughout the year, and when a Laotian-Hmong girl comes to their school, they make friends with her and "adopt" her as one of their own.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2008 May #1
    "In the Lakota way," Lori and her cousin, Lana, are sisters, and while their parents work, the girls spend much of the time together with Grandpa and Grandma High Elk. Lori, quiet and obedient, is jealous of her lively cousin, a theme that plays out in the background during the course of 12 Lakota moons, as the girls celebrate Indian festivals and naming ceremonies, as well as Christmas in church, and make friends with a new classmate, whose Hmong family has arrived from Laos. The interweaving of traditional culture is sometimes heavy-handed ("We, the Lakota, believe"), but the mix of Great Plains history with the contemporary scene (including occasional e-mails) rings true, whether in the Indians' view of the buffalo, Custer's Last Stand, or the famous presidents enshrined at Mount Rushmore. Lori's lively personal narrative will draw readers as she copes with anger, guilt, sorrow, and, finally, the loss of her sister, even as she realizes that, in the Lakota way, the girls will always be connected. Copyright 2008 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve is a well-known author of stories and essays about Native American life and culture and a recipient of the National Humanities Medal. She is the author of Grandpa Was a Cowboy and an Indian and Other Stories and The Trickster and the Troll, both available in Bison Books editions. Her memoir, Completing the Circle (Nebraska 1995) won the North American Indian Prose Award.

Subject: Dakota Indians > Juvenile fiction.
Dakota Indians > Fiction.
Indians of North America > Great Plains > Fiction.
Cousins > Fiction.
Grandparents > Fiction.
Death > Fiction.

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