Something to Hold
Can a white girl feel at home on an Indian reservation?
Inspired by the author’s childhood experiences in the early 1960s, this debut novel
centers on Kitty, whose father is a government forester on the Warm Springs
Indian Reservation in Oregon. Kitty is one of only two white kids in her class,
and the Indian kids are keeping their distance. With time, Kitty becomes
increasingly aware of the tensions and prejudices between Indians and whites, and
of the past injustice and pain still very much alive on the reservation. Time also
brings friendships and opportunities to make a difference. Map, author’s note,
glossary, and pronunciation guide.
Read the story behind Something to Hold!
2012 Washington State Book Award for middle grade/young adult
2012 Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People
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