Looks like daylight: voices of indigenous kids

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2013.
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English
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IL: UG - BL: 5.7 - AR Pts: 9
Lexile measure:
780L
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After her critically acclaimed books of interviews with Afghan, Iraqi, Israeli and Palestinian children, Deborah Ellis turns her attention closer to home. For two years she traveled across the United States and Canada interviewing Native children. The result is a compelling collection of interviews with children aged nine to eighteen. They come from all over the continent, from Iqaluit to Texas, Haida Gwaai to North Carolina, and their stories run the gamut some heartbreaking, many others full of pride and hope. You'll meet Tingo, who has spent most of his young life living in foster homes and motels, and is now thriving after becoming involved with a Native Friendship Center, Myleka and Tulane, young artists in Utah, Eagleson, who started drinking at age twelve but now continues his family tradition working as a carver in Seattle, Nena, whose Seminole ancestors remained behind in Florida during the Indian Removals, and who is heading to New Mexico as winner of her local science fair, Isabella, who defines herself more as Native than American, Destiny, with a family history of alcoholism and suicide, who is now a writer and powwow dancer. Many of these children are living with the legacy of the residential schools, many have lived through the cycle of foster care. Many others have found something in their roots that sustains them, have found their place in the arts, the sciences, athletics. Like all kids, they want to find something that engages them, something they love. Deborah briefly introduces each child and then steps back, letting the kids speak directly to the reader, talking about their daily lives, about the things that interest them, and about how being Native has affected who they are and how they see the world. As one reviewer has pointed out, Deborah Ellis gives children a voice that they may not otherwise have the opportunity to express so readily in the mainstream media. The voices in this book are as frank and varied as the children themselves.
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ISBN:
9781554981205
9781554984138
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UG
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Lexile measure:
780L
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subject_facet Electronic books, Indian children -- North America -- Juvenile literature, JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Cultural Heritage, JUVENILE NONFICTION / People & Places / United States / Native American, Juvenile Nonfiction / People & Places / Canada / Native Canadian, Native American children -- North America -- Juvenile literature
title_display Looks like daylight : voices of indigenous kids
title_full Looks like daylight : voices of indigenous kids / Deborah Ellis ; foreword by Loriene Roy, Looks like daylight : voices of indigenous kids [electronic resource] Ellis, Deborah, 1960-
title_short Looks like daylight :
title_sub voices of indigenous kids
topic_facet Electronic books, Indian children, Native American children