The Flight of Red Bird: The Life of Zitkala-S̈a

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Puffin Books, 1999 - Juvenile Fiction - 186 pages
Taken from her family on the Yankton Sioux Reservation at the age of eight and sent to a school far from home, Gertrude is forced to become "civilized"--to give up her moccasins, her long hair, and her language, and to renounce her Sioux heritage. As an adult, she renames herself Zitkala-Sa, which means "Red Bird, " and devotes her life to fighting for justice for Native Americans. Her powerful and memorable story, told in her, will inspire anyone who has ever dreamed of making a difference. An "American Booksellers" Pick of the Lists. Photos.

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In this moving work, Rappaport (Tinker vs. Des Moines, 1993, etc.) adroitly recreates the life of a Native American woman born in 1876 on the Yankton Reservation in South Dakota who was forced to give ... Read full review

Contents

RED APPLE COUNTRY 18841887
28
The Returned Student
51
THE UINTAH RESERVATION 19031916
101
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Doreen Rappaport is well known for her groundbreaking approach to multicultural history and literature for young readers. Her many books include Victory or Death: Stories of the American Revolution; We Are The Many: A Picture Book of American Indians; and Martin's Big Words, winner of the Jane Addams Book Award. She and her husband divide their time between New York City and a rural village in upstate New York.

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