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The Birchbark House - Louise Erdrich
The Birchbark House
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"[In this] story of a young Ojibwa girl, Omakayas, living on an island in Lake Superior around 1847, Louise Erdrich is reversing the narrative perspective used in most children's stories about nineteenth-century Native Americans. Instead of looking out at 'them' as dangers or curiosities,... show more
"[In this] story of a young Ojibwa girl, Omakayas, living on an island in Lake Superior around 1847, Louise Erdrich is reversing the narrative perspective used in most children's stories about nineteenth-century Native Americans. Instead of looking out at 'them' as dangers or curiosities, Erdrich, drawing on her family's history, wants to tell about 'us', from the inside. The Birchbark House establishes its own ground, in the vicinity of Laura Ingalls Wilder's 'Little House' books." --The New York Times Book Review
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780786814541 (0786814543)
ASIN: 786814543
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Pages no: 244
Edition language: English
Series: The Birchbark House
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Clint
Clint rated it
Grade: 6th Reading Level: 970L Birchbark House is a book that follows the life of a young female Native American. A coming of age book that is sure to touch your heart. It also brings to light the early interaction between Native Americans and the colonists. This read is great to bring into the...
Megan's Blog
Megan's Blog rated it
5.0 The Birchbark House
This is a historically accurate book about an Indian girl and the struggles that she goes through in her village and house. Throughout this book that little girl goes through a journey of figuring out herself as a person. I would use this book as an whole group chapter book read. It would be a great...
Read the World
Read the World rated it
4.0
"The Birchbark House" is about a young Native American girl in the 19th century. This book follows her through the course of a year where the reader gets to experience the way that Native Americans lived and the hardships they faced during this time period. I would use this in third through fifth gr...
My Favorite Children's Books
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5.0 The Birchbark House
The Birchbark House is about a little girl name Omakayas who lived on an island with her family. Omakayas helped her family and did all she could to protect them during the smallpox epidemic. This book is about culture and survival. I would allow my students to read this book and bring some items to...
The Book High
The Book High rated it
One of our literature books for 3rd grade at our school is [b:Little House on the Prairie|77767|Little House on the Prairie (Little House, #2)|Laura Ingalls Wilder|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1344695948s/77767.jpg|2884161]. Last year, the full-blooded Navajo parent of one of my students was bother...
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