The Birchbark House

Ages 9-12 Paperback 256 pages Author: Louise Erdrich On Sale: 6-3-2002 ISBN: 0-7868-1454-3ISBN: 978-0-7868-1454-1
Ages 9-12 By: Louise Erdrich

“[In this] story of a young Ojibwa girl, Omakayas, living on an island in Lake Superior around 1847, Louise Erdrich is reversing the narrative perspective used in most children’s stories about nineteenth-century Native Americans.  Instead of looking out at ‘them’ as dangers or curiosities, Erdrich, drawing on her family’s history, wants to tell about ‘us’, from the inside.

The Birchbark House establishes its own ground, in the vicinity of Laura Ingalls Wilder’s ‘Little House’ books.” –The New York Times Book Review

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