Moccasin Thunder:American Indian Stories for Today
Moccasin Thunder: American Indian Stories for Today
Moccasin Thunder:American Indian Stories for Today
Lori Marie Carlson
The ten stories that make up this collection are raw, original, and fresh. Although they are all about American Indians, they are as different from one another as they are from anything you've read before.A supermarket checkout line, a rowboat on a freezing lake at dawn, a drunken dance in the gym, an ice hockey game on public-access TV. These are some of the backgrounds against which ten outstanding authors have created their memorable characters. Their work -- both poignant and funny, sarcastic and serious -- reminds us that the American Indian story is far from over -- it's being written every day.

Book Details


  • Anthology
  • Fiction

Age Level: 

  • 12 and up
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Joy Harjo, Sherman Alexie, Cynthia Leitich, Richard Van Camp, Linda Hogan, Joseph Bruchac, Louise Erdich, Greg Sarris, Lee Francis, and Susan Powers invite readers to understand today's Indian through these intriguing stories. Middle and high school students will recognize the experiences of growing up, facing peer pressure, and coming to terms with individual identity. In "How to Get to the Planet Venus" Joy Harjo's heroine travels from the safe arms of the man in the moon as a child to reaching Planet Venus as an almost responsible young woman.

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