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Friday, February 8, 2019

Book Review: Between Earth and Sky by Amanda Skenandore

Alma's father runs a school that tries to teach Indian children how to live in white society. She grows up with all the students being her friends and learns much about their language and customs. 
When Alma is older and married, she gets her husband to help one of the former students who is being charged with murder.
The author does an excellent job of explaining the situation the Indians are trapped in, and how they are affected by the school. It sickens me because I know this and worse actually happened throughout history.
My grandmother's mother was a full blooded Native American, who along with her siblings was removed from her family. These children were placed in white families and had no idea of their past or where they came from. We have no idea what tribe or state my great grandmother belonged to. There is a huge piece of our history that is missing. It disgusts me how Native Americans have been treated throughout time.
This book is very well researched and written. I think a lot of people probably don't know that these types of things happened to Native children.

*Thank you to Amanda Skenandore, Netgalley, and Kensington Publishing for allowing me to read an advanced copy of this book.

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