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SOLVED: Children's/YA > SOLVED. Looking for YA book with an indiginous girl holding a baby on the cover and the baby has a headband on her forehead. The book would have had to be written before 2008. [s]

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Ariana | 8 comments In the book some white missionaries come to visit the island. The girl talks to them about how things work on the island. She states how they bathe and use the restroom in the ocean. She also talks about how you have to have sex with many men to have a big healthy baby but not to many men because you have to make sure they don't eat some particular food. The girl is given a baby by a lady one night by a boat. The girl keeps the baby and takes care of it. They put a band on the babys forehead to push it in. The baby ends up getting sick and she dies. The girls puts the baby's band back on her forehead before they cover her in earth.


Ariana | 8 comments Rainbowheart wrote: "Do you remember what country this took place in?

You mentioned an island, was it maybe the South Pacific?"


They never said, I even researched what countries band babies foreheads. I've been searching for this book for over 10 years.


Ariana | 8 comments Rainbowheart wrote: "Go and Come Back

Go and Come Back by Joan Abelove"


OMG!!!!! That's it!!! Thank you so much!!!


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Rainbowheart | 21140 comments Awesome, glad to help out!


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Kris | 36637 comments Mod
Glad you found your book, Ariana. By the way, we shelve the edition of the book that Goodreads pushes as the default (often newer) version - which doesn't happen to be the one you described. This avoids creating duplicates in the Group Bookshelf.


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