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Night is Gone, Day is Still Coming: Stories and Poems by American Indian Teens and Young Adults

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The voices of fifty-seven young American Indians emerge in a powerful collection of original writing coedited by the anthologist of YOU HEAR ME? and THINGS I HAVE TO TELL YOU.

When the night isgone and the day isstill coming,we will be taken awayfrom this earth.We will be rising asthe next generationis coming.- from "Next Generations" by Marcia Blacksmith, age thirteen, Cr
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Hardcover, 160 pages
Published July 14th 2003 by Candlewick
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S10_Abby
Jul 12, 2010 S10_Abby rated it it was amazing
Shelves: native-american
Grade Level: 8 and up (maybe 7th)

This book is an incredible compilation of poems and short stories written by Native American teens and young adults between the ages of 11-22. The talent of these young people is astonishing. Their ability to express their fears, worries, dark moments, and memories in such poetic beauty is very impressive. I was touched by a 22-year-old girl’s letter she wrote to her mother. This girl was separated from her mother at a young age, and her mother was unaware of man
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Dec 17, 2008 Heather rated it really liked it
The poetry and short stories in this book are by teenage and young adult Native Americans. Many of the poems express the conflict they feel growing up as an American Indian. The writings are very personal expressing the authors' feelings about their families and their hopes for the future. Many of the stories are heartbreaking accounts of alcoholism and child abuse. There is also a great deal of hope and stories of strength and courage.
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Feb 20, 2015 Elsie added it
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This book I would classify as a narritive poem because of the theme throughout the book. This book is based around Indian traditions, apprication for nature and everything nature has to offer. The poem I used that I thought would work well with fifth graders was the poem titled, At Midnight. This poem was short, but followed a good rhythm. The rhythm flowed well while I was reading the poem. The author also used personification when addressing midnight and the trees. One line says, "At midnight ...more
S10_Jessica Oster
format: poetry
age: grades 8 and up
protagonist: n/a

Ortiz, S. (2003). Night is gone, day is still coming: Stories and poems by American Indian teens and young adults. Cambridge, MA: Candlewick Press.
This is a wonderful collection of poems, letters, and stories written by Native Americans between the ages of eleven and twenty-two. Issues touched on range from unique cultural traditions to culture clash to the typical angst of a being a teenager. This window book will allow students to easily relate
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Simon J. Ortiz is a Puebloan writer of the Acoma Pueblo tribe, and one of the key figures in the second wave of what has been called the Native American Renaissance. He is one of the most respected and widely read Native American poets.

After a three-year stint in the U.S. military, Ortiz enrolled at the University of New Mexico. There, he discovered few ethnic voices within the American literature
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