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Apple In the MiddleApple Starkington turned her back on her Native American heritage the moment she was called a racial slur Not that she really even knew HOW to be an Indian in the first place Too bad the white world doesn't accept her either So began her uirky habits to gain acceptance Apple. Apple Starkington is half Native American Her Native mother died in childbirth so April is raised by her white father a wealthy Minnesota surgeon and his second wife Apple always feels like she is in the middle not uite one thing not uite another not uite fitting in anywhere She doesn’t look like the other kids in her school and when a classmate calls her a racial slur she can’t easily shake it off Although Apple’s father rarely talks about his late wife in the summer between tenth and eleventh grade he decides Apple should get to know her mother’s family on the Turtle Reservation in North DakotaApple is an appealing uirky funny narrator Although back in Minnesota she considered herself odd Apple discovers that humor is one of her tribe’s consistent traits As she becomes accustomed to living in a pink double wide trailer instead of a mansion and begins to enjoy dressing less fashionably than is her habit back home Apple starts to appreciate the priorities of her mother’s tribe “But what they do have is a uiet gentle knowledge of the beauty that’s found in life through four main things family faithnature and humor You can’t buy that Not even at the Dollar Store Eya”Immersion in the tribe for the summer means Apple discovers a lot about her mother’s side of the family including her tribe’s history and culture As Apple learns about her people readers share in the revelations about tribal traditions including their spiritual practices family relationships and attitudes toward hardship Although Apple in the Middle is a character driven novel the plot includes intriguing elements of mystery danger and conflict Still the most memorable aspect of Apple in the Middle is its people Author Dawn uigley brings to life Apple’s two very different families as well as her extended Indian family Readers will be drawn to Auntie Auber the tobacco loving dream interpreter; Junior the protective giant; Nezzie the abandoned daughter who becomes everyone’s child; Grandpa the mischievous humble war hero and intellectual; and Grandma the wise center of the familyNative Americans are underrepresented in young adult literature and Dawn uigley’s YA debut is a welcome addition Apple in the Middle is published by North Dakota State University Press and is the first offering in its NDSU Press Contemporary Voice of Indigenous People Series Reading and sharing the terrific novel Apple in the Middle is an excellent way to support both a small publisher and the inclusion of Native Americans in young adult literature This review also appears on my What's Not Wrong blog in slightly different form

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Antly agrees to visit her Native American relatives on the Turtle Mountain Indian Reservation in northern North Dakota for the first time which should be easy but it's not Apple shatters Indian stereotypes and learns what it means to find her place in a world divided by colo. Such a wonderful book Apple is a girl who has never felt like she fits in Then she goes and visits her mother's side of the family and learns what it means to be a part of a family and to face her fears This book should be read by every teacher as it is brimming with information about life on the Turtle Mountain Indian Reservation

REVIEW Apple In the Middle

READ & DOWNLOAD Apple In the Middle 107 ´ Apple Starkington turned her back on her Native American heritage the moment she was called a racial slur Not that she really even knew HOW to be an Indian in the first place Too bad the white world doesn't accept her either So began her uirky habits to gain acceptance Apple's name chosen by her Indian mother 's name chosen by her Indian mother on her deathbed has a double meaning treasured apple of my eye but also the negative connotation a person who is red or Indian on the outside but white on the inside After her wealthy white father gives her the boot one summer Apple reluct. 25⭐️ I really wanted to like this book especially since it had a Native American MC but there were a few things that kept me from liking it as much as I wanted First I had a difficult time determining how old the narrator was supposed to be At times she seemed like a teenager and other times she seemed like a middle schooler Part of this may have been due to the odd narration style The narrator jumped around sometimes referring to things happening in the present then referring to things from the past Also certain thoughts she had were in parentheses while others were not I’m not sure why and seeing the parentheses threw me And the thing I really disliked that solidified my 25 rating was the unnecessary death near the end of the book If you’re going to kill off a likable character there ought to be a really good reason