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Author Quigley, Dawn, 1970- author.
Title Apple in the middle / by Dawn Quigley.
Pub Info Fargo, ND : North Dakota State University Press, [2018]
book jacket
 Chatham-Children's Coll.  J MIDDLE Qui     AVAILABLE
 Hyannis Children's Room  J FICTION Quigley     AVAILABLE
 West Tisbury-Young Adult  YA Fiction Realistic Multi-Cultural QUI     AVAILABLE
Edition First edition.
Descript 240 pages ; 21 cm.
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Series Contemporary voices of indigenous peoples ; bk. 1
Contemporary voices of indigenous peoples ; bk. 1.
Summary Apple Starkington turned her back on her Native American heritage the moment she was called a racial slur for someone of white and Indian descent, not that she really even knew how to be an Indian in the first place. Too bad the white world doesn't accept her either. And so begins her quirky habits to gain acceptance. Apple's name, chosen by her Indian mother on her deathbed, has a double meaning: treasured apple of my eye, but also the negative connotation a person who is red, or Indian, on the outside, but white on the inside. After her wealthy father gives her the boot one summer, Apple reluctantly agrees to visit her Native American relatives on the Turtle Mountain Indian Reservation in northern North Dakota for the first time. Apple learns to deal with the culture shock of Indian customs and the Native Michif language, while she tries to find a connection to her dead mother. She also has to deal with a vengeful Indian man who loved her mother in high school but now hates Apple because her mom married a white man. Bouncing in the middle of two cultures, Apple meets her Indian relatives, shatters Indian stereotypes, and learns what it means to find her place in a world divided by color.
Subject Indian teenagers -- Juvenile fiction.
Teenage girls -- Juvenile fiction.
Ojibwa Indians -- Juvenile fiction.
Ojibwa Indians -- Mixed descent -- Juvenile fiction.
Racially mixed children -- Juvenile fiction.
Motherless families -- Juvenile fiction.
Indian teenagers -- Fiction.
Teenage girls -- Fiction.
Turtle Mountain Indian Reservation (N.D.) -- Juvenile fiction.
Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians of North Dakota -- Juvenile fiction.
North Dakota -- Juvenile fiction.
Genre Bildungsromans.
Young adult fiction.
YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Family / Blended Families.
YOUNG ADULT FICTION / People & Places / United States / Native American.
YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Loners & Outcasts.
ISBN 9781946163073 (hardcover)
1946163074 (hardcover)
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