Looks Like Daylight: Voices Of Indigenous Kids

ISBN-10: 1554981212
ISBN-13: 9781554981212
Author: Ellis, Deborah
Interest Level: 7-12
Publisher: Groundwood Books

Publication Date: August 2018

Copyright: 2013

Page Count: 256


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Interest Level

Grades 7-12

Reading Level

Lexile: 780L
Accelerated Reader Level: 5.7
Accelerated Reader Points: 9.0

BISAC Subjects

YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / People & Places / United States / Native American *

YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Cultural Heritage *

YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / People & Places / Canada *

Description
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
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