I Am Apache

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Candlewick Press, 2008 - Juvenile Fiction - 305 pages
12 Reviews
A young woman seeks to avenge her brother's death by becoming an Apache warrior — and learns a startling truth about her own identity.

After watching helplessly as Mexican raiders brutally murder her little brother, fourteen-year-old Siki is filled with a desire for vengeance and chooses to turn away from a woman's path to become a warrior of her Apache tribe. Though some men, like envious Keste, wish to see Siki fail, she passes test after test, and her skills grow under the guidance of her tribe's greatest warrior, Golahka. But Keste begins to whisper about Siki's father's dishonorable death, and even as Siki earns her place among the warriors, she senses a dark secret in her past — one that will throw into doubt everything she knows. Taking readers on a sweeping and suspenseful journey through the nineteenth-century American Southwest, Tanya Landman draws on historical accounts to imagine the Black Mountain Apache as a tribe in a fight for survival against the devastating progress of nations.

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User Review  - Diane Fuson - Goodreads

I am Apache is a spellbinding story of intrigue, romance, and hardship. It showcases the enduring spirit and fortitude of the Apache people and their Ancestors. I feel this story will engross readers with its grain of truth as well as the mystery surrounding the tribes past. Enjoy! Read full review

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User Review  - Debbie - Goodreads

In her author's note, Tanya Landman says: "I've made no attempt to produce an accurate historical novel." And, she says, the story she tells is "based on events" and "inspired" by an autobiography of ... Read full review

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About the author (2008)

Tanya Landman runs the Storybox Theatre in England and is known there for her many books for children. I AM APACHE is her first book for older readers. She lives in Devon, England.

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