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Download Book à Apple In the Middle 264 pages µ Dawn quigley ´ 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 hab'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 Read for Librarian Book GroupReasons this book needs a copyeditorGrandfather served in WWIIGrandfather is in his 60sThe book is set in approximately 2002This makes Grandpa about two years old when serving in WWIIMom graduated high school in 1988Mom had Lief Garrett posters in her roomLeif Garret was not popular in the 70s not the 80sMom was born in 1968This makes mom 20 when she graduated high school even though she was very smartHouse depicted as being on a long gravel roadHouse has alley behind it with another house on the other side of the alley This doesn't fit any framework I've experienced when getting to a house on a long graveled roadIn matters of style the voice of this character felt like a 10–12 year old not someone in high school A lot of the writing is very conversational—many parenthetical asides and talking to the reader This makes the book feel very unsophisticated and increased my dislike which is too bad because I'm interested in the story's framework of a girl who had not been exposed to her Native American heritage Also her grandparents dialog was great but got lost by Apple's chatterI'm glad the North Dakota State University Press is recognizing contemporary indigenous voices It would also be good if they employed some basic publishing standards such as a thorough copyedit and possibly a better developmental and line edit

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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 Many details about the Turtle Mountains ring true in this Young Adult novel

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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 This reads far like middle grade than YA and the writing itself is pretty elementary But it's a powerful story about a girl who has grown up without much investment in her Native heritage after the death of her mother after a car accident Apple was born early her life saved after the accident She's since lived in the Minneapolis suburbs with her wealthy white father and stepmother without much contact with her family in the North Dakota Turtle Mountains who are Ojibwe But when her dad and stepmother decide to go on a long summer vacation Apple gets the chance to spend the summer with her grandparents in North Dakota along with her big extended familyThe book follows as she learns about her own cultural heritage and comes to understand her mother better It's written with dialect and integrates Michif throughout where appropriateWhile the writing isn't spectacular it's a story that's so rarely told Besides Apple not having a connection to her background because of her mother's death she'd also sworn it off because of a horrific slur she was called once Being different in her town wasn't a good thing and this summer allows her to not only lean into her background and appreciate it but she learns that one of her weirdest personal uirks is in fact one of her real spiritual gifts This is an ownvoices read and it's a really fabulous addition to the tiny collection of contemporary Native American stories in YA Again I think this is middle grade and will really work for those tween and younger teen readers but any YA reader seeking out a story like this will be pleased