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I Can Make This Promise

In her debut middle grade novel—inspired by her family’s history—Christine Day tells the story of a girl who uncovers her family’s secrets—and finds her own Native American identity.

All her life, Edie has known that her mom was adopted by a white couple. So, no matter how curious she might be about her Native American heritage, Edie is sure her family doesn’t have any answers.

Until the day when she and her friends discover a box hidden in the attic—a box full of letters signed “Love, Edith,” and photos of a woman who looks just like her.

Suddenly, Edie has a flurry of new questions about this woman who shares her name. Could she belong to the Native family that Edie never knew about? But if her mom and dad have kept this secret from her all her life, how can she trust them to tell her the truth now?

Christine Day (Upper Skagit) is the author of The Sea in Winter and I Can Make This Promise, which was a best book of the year from Kirkus, School Library Journal, NPR, and the Chicago Public Library as well as an American Indian Youth Literature Award Honor Book and a Charlotte Huck Award Honor Book.You can visit her online at www.bychristineday.com

ISBN: 9780062872005

ISBN-10: 9780062872005

Publisher: Heartdrum

Publication Date: 12/08/2020 - 12:00am

On Sale: 12/08/2020 - 12:00am

Pages: 288

Language: English

Categories

Juvenile Fiction / Family / Adoption

Juvenile Fiction / People & Places / United States / Native American

Juvenile Fiction / Social Themes / Prejudice & Racism

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