This book is based on the author's own life and the the effects of the US government's tribal termination policy. Regina struggles with her identity as her friends tell her that she doesn't act like a "real Indian" based on the stereotypes they've learned from cowboy shows and movies. Even though the book is set in the late 50's the issues Regina faces are ones that continue to this day. A great book for discussion and gaining empathy.
Indian No More by Charlene Willing McManis and Traci Sorell
4th - 7th grade
Tags: character driven, family life, historical fiction, issues fiction, people of color, social justice