"Hidden Roots" focuses on the greater impact that the
generations of Abenaki that followed had to deal with.
Readers will learn about the loss of identity, history and
culture; lack of self worth and fear that Abenaki people
were feeling, and still feel today. Middle grade readers
love to see life as "being fair", and will totally understand
that life is not fair in this story. This is a book that should
be read in every middle school class, so that this history
will not be forgotten, and never be repeated.
- Judy Dow (Abenaki)
Descendent from the largest family targeted in
the Vermont Eugenics Survey
Oyate Board of Directors, Reviewer, Educator
“Reprising his signature themes, Bruchac sets up this
taut novel to reveal a chilling bit of history. . .
The climactic shocker has the intended effect and
is certain to have a searing impact on the audience.”
– Publisher’s Weekly
In the United States, Native men and women were
sterilized against their will and without their knowledge.
In an unflinching---yet sensitive---manner, Bruchac
gives his readers a story of one of the darkest periods
in American and American Indian history. Hidden Roots
is one of his best works and should be required reading
in every school in the country.
- Debbie Reese (Nambe Pueblo)
American Indians in Children's Literature.net
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Published January 10, 2011
by Bowman Books.
Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, History.