Meg's Reviews > Home to Medicine Mountain
Home to Medicine Mountain
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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