I Can Make This Promise

I Can Make This Promise

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"When twelve-year-old Edie finds letters and photographs in her attic that change everything she thought she knew about her Native American mother's adoption, she realizes she has a lot to learn about her family's history and her own identity"-- Provided by publisher
Publisher: New York, NY : HarperCollins, 2019
ISBN: 9780062871992
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Characteristics: 264 pages ; 22 cm

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American Indian Youth Literature Honor for Middle Grade


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This was an excellent debut novel from Christine Day about friendship, family and the importance of learning your family roots. Day is able to craft a story that is both heartbreaking and heartwarming while bringing to light important and overlooked subject matter; specifically the treatment of Aboriginal people and the ramifications of the pain caused years later.

I can't wait to see what Christine writes next!

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The_Zookeeper
Oct 23, 2019

This book is fantastic. I loved Edee and my heart broke for her, her mother and grandmother. This book is necessary. No one talks about native children being adopted by white families and we need to.

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WVMLlibrarianShannon Jan 23, 2020

WVMLlibrarianShannon thinks this title is suitable for 8 years and over

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