A young Indian girl, caught between the traditional world of her mother and the present world of the mission, is helped by her Aunt Karana, whose story was told in Island of the Blue Dolphins.
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When a boat washes up on the beach she finally has a means to get there and be reunited with her mother's sister but the island is remote and the voyage will be difficult.
Zia is a children's book aimed at kids who are just starting to read chapter books. It's a quick read about the determination of one young girl to ...more
This was not so compelling a story as IotBD, but I still thou ...more
Karana's niece wants to rescue her from the island where she was left behind so many years ago. But all of the natives who came from the Island all those years ago have died from disease. Karana's niece and nephew are all that remain. So when Karana arrives, there is no one left who speaks her language, and she can't adapt to the new worl ...more
First, she tries to go to the island herself, then she convinces one of the priests to make the journey. She is driven by the u ...more
Zia is a young girl whose mother was the sister of Karana. Zia had learned of Karana before her mother passed away and now Zia wants to rescue Karana from the island. That she tries with her brother, Mundo with a small boat they found washed up. They get caught by whalers and escape.
During this time, the Indians live at the Mission where they have to work hard just to be able to eat a ...more
This story was heart wrenching. In book one, Karana was such a strong woman and that theme carried throughout the entire book. In Zia, both Zia and Karana are portrayed in a very different light. There is definitely some sexism going on in this story that goes past historical influence.
Speaking of history, I do believe this book portrayed how natives were treated inhumanely ...more
In SoCal, its a requirement in schools that at some point you study the Missions of California. After reading this, I'm appalled really as I don't recall it being taught accurately. I believe I went through it at the 4th grade level. I believe all that they said about it was that the natives died of diseases that they had ...more
While the books are related plot wise, they follow completely different narrative themes and story arcs. This one raises lots of questions regarding the conquest of Indian lands and culture, identity, and right and wrong. Also, I love how this story's plot intertwines with Island of the Blue Dolphins in a way that raises suspense. As opposed to Island of the Blue Dolphins, I had no idea where the plot of this story was heading. Ev ...more
For a small boat has washed onto the shore of the Blue Beach, and whatever is found on the Blue Beach, belongs to the person who found it. Zia decides that she, with her little brother, Mando, will find the Island of t ...more
Island of the Blue Dolphins is a better book than its sequel. But Zia is a book worth reading, especially ...more
At first sight, Zia is a teenage girl tried to find her last relative, besides her brother, Karana. The quest to find her aunt who had been living no trace since her mother passed away. Though there weren't tidings about her aunt but Zia still sought persistantly and hoped to see Karana. She got advices from Captain Nidever who had experiences the ...more
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