Red Dove, Listen to the Wind

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Lexile: 
HL610
Total Words: 
53,500
ISBN: 
978-1-947159-12-9
SKU: RDV

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Set in the Dakota Territory of the 1890s, against the backdrop of Wounded Knee. Red Dove is the tale of a young girl caught between worlds, and the value of empathy. Abandoned by her white father, Red Dove faces a lean winter with her Lakota family on the Great Plains now empty of the buffalo that once sustained them. Willful and proud, she is presented with a choice: leave her people to live in the white world or stay, and watch them starve. Accompanied by her beloved pony, Red Dove begins a journey to find her true place in the world--and learns that her greatest power comes from within herself.

Praise for Red Dove, Listen to the Wind

"There is deep meaning tucked into Red Dove's story of transformation. As she navigates her difficult adolescence and life away from her family, she learns what it means to truly 'travel between worlds,' how to deeply listen to people and develop empathy for others. The author touches on the question of whether longstanding customs and traditions should be reevaluated among tradirional societies. Red Dove is as full of ideas as it is of action. It is a lively, sensitive portrayal of a young woman who traverses cultures at a pivitol moment in history."
  -- Foreword Reviews

"An exceptionally well written novel for young readers ages 9-14 that showcases author Sonia Antaki's distinctive flair for narrative storytelling, Red Dove: Listen to the Wind is an especially recommended addition to school and community library collections.
--Midwest Book Review

"This is a touching story of bravery and endurance in the face of injustice, and one that will be appreciated by young readers who have only read about the Battle at Wounded Knee in textbooks. Told from the perspective of a young Lakota girl, it makes the history of this period very real and accessible.
  -- C. Lee McKenzie, author

232 pages,  Middle Grade
978-1-947159-12-9
HC: $17.99 (List) / $13.49 (S&L)
eBook: 978-1-947159-14-3

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Price: $17.99
Dimensions: 9 in × 6 in × 1.2 in