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Rain Is Not My Indian Name (Paperback)

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Description


In a voice that resonates with insight and humor, New York Times bestselling author Cynthia Leitich Smith tells the story of a teenage girl who must face down her grief and reclaim her place in the world with the help of her intertribal community.

It's been six months since Cassidy Rain Berghoff’s best friend, Galen, died, and up until now she has succeeded in shutting herself off from the world. But when controversy arises around Aunt Georgia’s Indian Camp in their mostly white midwestern community, Rain decides to face the outside world again, with a new job photographing the campers for her town’s newspaper.

Soon, Rain has to decide how involved she wants to become in Indian Camp. Does she want to keep a professional distance from her fellow Native teens? And, though she is still grieving, will she be able to embrace new friends and new beginnings?

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About the Author


Cynthia Leitich Smith is the author-curator of Heartdrum at HarperCollins and a member of the MFA faculty in Writing for Children and Young Adults at Vermont College of Fine Arts. She is a citizen of the Muscogee Nation and lives in Austin, Texas, with her husband and a long-haired Chihuahua. Her books include Rain Is Not My Indian NameJingle Dancer, and Indian Shoes.

Praise For…


"A wonderful novel of a present-day teen and her 'patch-work tribe."
— School Library Journal

“Rain's observations are appealingly wry, and readers …will find food for thought in this exploration of cultural identity. ”
— The Bulletin for the Center for Children's Books
Product Details
ISBN: 9780380733002
ISBN-10: 0380733005
Publisher: Heartdrum
Publication Date: February 9th, 2021
Pages: 144
Language: English