Where the Broken Heart Still Beats by Carolyn Meyer
The Story of Cynthia Ann Parker

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At the age of nine, Cynthia Ann Parker was captured in an Indian raid and taken to live as a slave with the Comanche. Twenty-four years later, she is the wife of a chief and the mother of a young warrior destined to become the great chief Quanah Parker. But in 1861 Cynthia Ann Parker and her infant daughter are recaptured, and returned against their will to a white settlement.

“A skillful examination of how individual identity is determined by cultural and social structures, and of what happens when these are drastically altered.”—Kirkus Reviews


About Carolyn Meyer

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Carolyn Meyer is the acclaimed author of more than fifty books for young people. Her many award-winning novels include Mary, Bloody Mary, an ABA Pick of the Lists, an NCSS-CBC Notable Children's Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies, and an ALA Best Book for Young Adults; Anastasia: The Last Grand Duchess, a New York Times bestseller; White Lilacs, an ALA Best Book for Young Adults, an NYPL Best Book for the Teen Age, and an IRA Young Adults' Choice; and Marie, Dancing, a BookSense Pick. Ms. Meyer lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Visit her website at www.readcarolyn.com.
Published April 3, 2012 by HMH Books for Young Readers. 207 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Biographies & Memoirs, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Westerns. Fiction

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