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Voices of Native American Women


edited by Lisa Charleyboy and Mary Beth Leatherdale

Amelia Bloomer Project List nomination, ALA

Native women demand to be heard in this stunning anthology.

Whether looking back to a troubled past or welcoming a hopeful future, the powerful voices of Indigenous girls and women across North America resound in this book. In the same visual style as the bestselling Dreaming in Indian, #NotYourPrincess presents an eclectic collection of poems, essays, interviews, and art that combine to express the experience of being a Native woman. Stories of abuse, intergenerational trauma, and stereotyping are countered by the voices of passionate women demanding change and realizing their dreams. Sometimes outraged, often reflective, but always strong, the women in this book will give teen readers insight into the lives of women who, for so long, have had their history hidden and whose modern lives have been virtually invisible.

Reviews:

“A stunning anthology of creative writing and art . . . All YA collections will want this”
—School Library Journal, *starred review, 09/01/17


“Both testament to the complexity of Indigenous women’s identities and ferocious statement that these women fully inhabit the modern world.”
—Kirkus Reviews, *starred review, 07/15/17


“Highly Recommended . . . What you see and read in this book will linger in your head and heart. ”
—American Indians in Children’s Literature, 10/04/17


“A moving and powerful collection that draws strength from the variety of voices and lived experiences it represents.”
—Publishers Weekly, 08/21/17


“Fills an under-represented niche.”
—Booklist, 09/15/17


“Provides a much-needed platform for voices that have long been invisible.”
—CBC Radio, 08/25/17


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