The Birchbark House
Laura Ingalls Wilder's "Little House" books chronicled the life of a pioneer family as they moved west across America. But the other side of that story has remained untold: the story of the Native Americans forced from their ancestral lands; people whose lives were rich with hard work, love, humor, joy, and sorrow. In the first of a cycle of novels partly based on her own family history, Louise Erdrich begins to tell this story from the point of view of a young Ojibwa girl on an island in Lake Superior in 1847. Illustrations.
192 pp ~ illustrated — ©1999