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I can make this promise

by Day, Christine, 1993-

Format: Book on MP3 Disc 2019
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Location Collection Status
Northland Public Library Children's Audio Books IN TRANSIT
Location  Northland Public Library
 
Collection  Children's Audio Books
 
Status  IN TRANSIT
 
 
Summary
A poignant and powerful debut #OwnVoices middle grade novel, about a girl who uncovers a secret that connects her to her Native American heritage, and that throws everything she knows about her family into question. This story is based on the twenty-five-year-old authors own family history.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "It's summertime in Seattle for 12-year-old Edie, and between animating a short film with her best friends and adjusting to new braces, she is keeping busy. Nothing could have prepared her for a discovery in her parents' attic: a box full of photographs and letters belonging to a woman named Edith Graham, someone whose likeness is uncannily similar to Edie's. Edie always knew her mother was both Native American and adopted, but who was Edith Graham? As we follow Edie in unraveling this mystery, Day (herself having ties to the Upper Skagit tribe) offers readers a rich story that is both powerfully genuine in its conflicts and delightfully imaginative in its resolutions. The narrative explores issues relevant to tween readers, such as maneuvering through a friendship that is changing, coping with painful braces, and confronting family secrets. If that weren't enough, this debut also offers compelling historical knowledge about the Pacific Northwest Native American tribes, the Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978, and what it means to find one's heritage.--Stephanie Harper Copyright 2010 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "Debut author Day (who is Upper Skagit) drew from her own experience as the daughter of a Native American adoptee to create the character of Edie Green, a 12-year-old budding artist who lives in Seattle with her parents. Edie has always known that her Native American mother was adopted and raised by a white family; while digging around in the family's attic, Edie stumbles upon a box of photos and letters written by Edith Graham, a Suquamish and Duwamish aspiring actor from the 1970s. When her friends notice the striking similarity between Edie and Edith and her parents don't answer Edie's broad questions about her, Edie becomes convinced that the stranger is her namesake. Beyond the mystery, important themes resonate throughout, including cultural identity and what makes a friendship worth keeping. Day's affecting novel also considers historical truths about how Native Americans have been treated throughout U.S. history, particularly underlining family separations. Though Edie's first-person voice occasionally sounds a bit young for a seventh grader, her urgent desire to know her family's past propels this story forward. In illuminating notes that bookend the novel, Day further discusses the personal and historical roots of Edie's moving tale. Ages 8--12. Agent: Suzie Townsend, New Leaf Literary & Media. (Oct.)"
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Additional Information
Subjects Identity (Psychology) -- Juvenile fiction.
Families -- Washington (State) -- Seattle -- Juvenile fiction.
Secrecy -- Juvenile fiction.
Coast Salish Indians -- Juvenile fiction.
Indians of North America -- Washington (State) -- Juvenile fiction.
Adoption -- Juvenile fiction.
Identity -- Fiction.
Family life -- Washington (State) -- Seattle -- Fiction.
Secrets -- Fiction.
Coast Salish Indians -- Fiction.
Indians of North America -- Washington (State) -- Fiction.
Adoption -- Fiction.
Seattle (Wash.) -- Fiction.
Children's audiobooks.
Publisher Solon, Ohio :2019
Edition Unabridged.
Contributors Garcia, Kyla, narrator.
Harper Audio (Firm)
HarperCollins (Firm)
Playaway Digital Audio.
Findaway World, LLC.
Participants/Performers Read by Kyla Garcia.
Language English
Notes Title from container.
"HD."
"Light."
"Harper Audio."
"Playaway Kids."
Previously released by HarperCollins Publishers, ℗2019.
Release date supplied by publisher.
One set of earphones and one AAA battery required for listening.
System Details Issued on Playaway, a dedicated audio media player.
Description 1 audio media player (approximately 6 hr.) : digital, HD audio ; 3 3/8 x 2 1/8 in.
ISBN 9781987186840
1987186842
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