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Publisher Comments:

The ten stories that make up this collection are raw, original, and fresh. Although they are all about American Indians, they are as different from one another as they are from anything you've read before.

A supermarket checkout line, a rowboat on a freezing lake at dawn, a drunken dance in the gym, an ice hockey game on public-access TV. These are some of the backgrounds against which ten outstanding authors have created their memorable characters. Their work — both poignant and funny, sarcastic and serious — reminds us that the American Indian story is far from over — it's being written every day.

Review:

"This distinguished anthology offers powerful, beautifully written stories that are thoughtful and important for teens to hear." School Library Journal

Review:

"Carlson has brought together selections that stand apart as wonderful stories, and together as an introduction to contemporary American-Indian literature and experience." Kirkus Reviews

Review:

"Ten stirring contemporary short stories by Indian writers, including Linda Hogan, Louise Erdrich, Sherman Alexie, and Susan Power, show teens...coming of age on the reservation and in the city." Booklist

Synopsis:

The ten stories that make up this collection are raw, original, and fresh. Although they are all about American Indians, they are as different from one another as they are from anything you've read before.

A supermarket checkout line, a rowboat on a freezing lake at dawn, a drunken dance in the gym, an ice hockey game on public-access TV. These are some of the backgrounds against which ten outstanding authors have created their memorable characters. Their work — both poignant and funny, sarcastic and serious — reminds us that the American Indian story is far from over — it's being written every day.

About the Author

Lori Marie Carlson was born in Jamestown, New York. She holds an M.A. in Hispanic Literature from Indiana University and has taught at several universities. Carlson is also the author of seven books for young adults, including the acclaimed Cool Salsa. The Sunday Tertulia is her first novel. She lives in New York City.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780066239576
Subtitle:
American Indian Stories for Today
Author:
Carlson, Lori Marie
Other:
Carlson, Lori M.
Publisher:
HarperTeen
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Fiction - General
Subject:
Indians of north america
Subject:
Short stories
Subject:
People & Places - Canada/Native Canadian
Subject:
People & Places - United States - Native American
Subject:
Ethnic - Native American
Subject:
Children s-General
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
20051004
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
8.50x5.80x.74 in. .68 lbs.
Age Level:
from 12

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Product details 176 pages HarperCollins Publishers - English 9780066239576 Reviews:
"Review" by , "This distinguished anthology offers powerful, beautifully written stories that are thoughtful and important for teens to hear."
"Review" by , "Carlson has brought together selections that stand apart as wonderful stories, and together as an introduction to contemporary American-Indian literature and experience."
"Review" by , "Ten stirring contemporary short stories by Indian writers, including Linda Hogan, Louise Erdrich, Sherman Alexie, and Susan Power, show teens...coming of age on the reservation and in the city."
"Synopsis" by , The ten stories that make up this collection are raw, original, and fresh. Although they are all about American Indians, they are as different from one another as they are from anything you've read before.

A supermarket checkout line, a rowboat on a freezing lake at dawn, a drunken dance in the gym, an ice hockey game on public-access TV. These are some of the backgrounds against which ten outstanding authors have created their memorable characters. Their work — both poignant and funny, sarcastic and serious — reminds us that the American Indian story is far from over — it's being written every day.

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