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Morning Girl by Michael Dorris
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This is the story of Morning Girl, Star Boy, her brother, their parents and village on a Caribbean island in 1492. It is also the story of history as seen through the eyes of everyday people whose lives and way of life would be changed forever.
Using everyday events, plain language and simple observations, the reader becomes friends with the characters. You learn some of the beliefs and customs of the Taino people and are given insight into their relationships with each other and the natural world around them—a world they respect, honor and learn from.

• Read what Michael Dorris has to say about this story.
•Morning Girl and Star Boy were given their names for special reasons. What might your special name be?

•How do you think Morning Girl felt when she realized that strangers were heading to her island?

•Compare Star Boy and Morning Girl. Are they more alike or more different? Which one do you identify with more? Why?

•Learn more about the Arawak.

•Check out these Native American facts for kids.


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