Hidden Roots by Joseph Bruchac

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"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
 

About Joseph Bruchac

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Published January 10, 2011 by Bowman Books. 154 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, History. Fiction

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Eleven-year-old Howard’s tiny New York town has 1954’s post-war and Cold War concerns, but Howard’s family has more complex scars.

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A terrible accident that costs Sonny's father part of his right hand, and a friendship with the town librarian, who shares the news that she lost her German Jewish parents in the Holocaust, reminds everyone to value what will always belong to them, namely, their identity.

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