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Home to Medicine Mountain by Chiori Santiago
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it was amazing
bookshelves: history, children, pagan-parenting, kids-poc-characters

Loved this story (based on the illustrator's family history) about two boys finding their own way home from Indian boarding school in California. The illustrations are gorgeous, gorgeous. This is a text-heavy book but the pictures are very vivid and my kindergartener and toddler both love the book (I shorten the text for the toddler). Very descriptive and thought-provoking about what was wrong with the boarding schools (e.g. kids have to march in straight lines, are not allowed to speak their own language, are taken away from their family and culture) but no abuse is depicted. Beautiful images of their home culture (Maidu).

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Reading Progress

November 29, 2014 – Started Reading
November 29, 2014 – Shelved
November 29, 2014 – Shelved as: history
November 29, 2014 – Shelved as: children
November 29, 2014 – Shelved as: pagan-parenting
November 29, 2014 – Finished Reading
August 3, 2015 – Shelved as: kids-poc-characters

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