The Birchbark House
"[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
Publish date: June 3rd 2002
Pages no: 244
Edition language: English
, Read For School
, Historical Fiction
, Middle Grade
, American History
, Grad School
Series: The Birchbark House
Great historical fiction. Good for fans who liked Little House on the Prairie but hated the racism in those books. The food descriptions are a little lackluster, but the rest more than makes up for that.
THE BIRCHBARK HOUSE Louise Erdrich Hardcover, 224 pages Published May 13th 2002 by Perfection Learning (first published 1999) ISBN: 0756911869 (ISBN13: 9780756911867) This is my first Louise Erdrich book. A middle grade chapter book that is well written. Erdrich includes a mini glossary at the ...
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...
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...
"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...