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Walks Alone

by Brian Burks, 109 pages
Item Number: 5120

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  • Package Weight: about 2.1 pounds.

Product Description

"In the 1880's, a band of Warm Springs Apache, led by Victorio, resisted the U.S. Army in an attempt to live on their own land, in their own way. One of the individuals of this group, whose life was risked and forever changed by this struggle, was a strong, resolute teenage girl named Walks Alone. Having experienced the coming of age ceremony that marked her entrance into womanhood, Walks Alone is eager to marry young Little Hawk and begin her new life. Unfortunately, as the novel progresses, she meets many obstacles - including attacks on her people, the murder of her mother, hunger, thirst, gunshot wounds, separation from her band and family and finally, capture. The simple, but effective language and fast-paced, exciting plot should make this well-researched historical novel appeal to reluctant young adults and readers of both sexes. An epilogue giving some historical background and a bibliography are included. The author does a good job of presenting this piece of Southwest history from the Apache point of view." - Gisela Jernigan, Children's Literature.

For ages 11 to 14.

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(From the Teen Historical Fiction shelf.)