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Within Cole Matthews lie anger, rage and hate. Cole has been stealing and fighting for years. This time he caught Alex Driscal in the, parking lot and smashed his head against the sidewalk. Now, Alex may have permanent brain damage'and Cole is in the Biggest trouble of his life.

Cole is offered Circle Justice: a system based on Native American traditions that attempts to provide healing for the criminal offender, the victim and the, community. With prison as his only alternative, Cole plays along. He says he wants to repent, but in his heart Cole blames his alcoholic mom his, abusive dad, wimpy Alex — everyone but himself — for his situation.

Cole receives a one-year banishment to a remote Alaskan island. There, he is mauled by Mysterious white bear of Native American legend. Hideously injured, Cole waits for his death His thoughts shift from from Anger to humility. To survive, he must stop blaming others and take responsibility for his life. Rescuers arrive to save Cole's but it is the attack of the Spirit Bear that may save his soul.

Ben Mikaelsen paints a vivid picture of a juvenile offender, examining the roots without absolving solving him of responsibility for his actions, and questioning a society in which angry people make victims of their peers and communities. Touching Spirit Bear is a poignant testimonial to the power of a pain that can destroy, or lead to healing

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Mikaelsen's provocative portrait of an angry teen--who chooses banishment to a remote Alaskan island over detention as punishment for a brutal attack--has captivated reviewers and readers as it examines the alternative Native American Circle Justice.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780756910990
Author:
Mikaelsen, Ben
Publisher:
Perfection Learning
Subject:
Indians of north america
Subject:
Forgiveness
Subject:
People & Places - United States - Native American
Subject:
Social Issues - Violence
Subject:
Social Issues - Emotions & Feelings
Subject:
Child abuse
Subject:
Indians of North America -- Alaska.
Subject:
Children s-General
Edition Description:
Harper Trophy
Publication Date:
20020531
Binding:
LIBRARY BOUND
Grade Level:
- Up
Language:
English
Dimensions:
7.50x5.20x.80 in. .50 lbs.
Age Level:
10-UP

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"Synopsis" by , Mikaelsen's provocative portrait of an angry teen--who chooses banishment to a remote Alaskan island over detention as punishment for a brutal attack--has captivated reviewers and readers as it examines the alternative Native American Circle Justice.
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