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A fresh new voice in YA literature!
Rain is Not My Indian Name tells the story of a half-Native girl living in small town Kansas. Cassidy Rain Berghoff is, in so many ways, every-teen, except that her mother is dead, her father is stationed overseas, she lives with her older brother--and she's half Indian. The story turns around Rain's search for her true identity in the absence of her mother, her father, and her best friend Galen, who dies in a freak accident on her fourteenth birthday. She comes to value her own gift for seeing through the lens of a camera and uses it to better view her heritage as the official photographer of Indian Youth Camp. As she struggles to find her place in the world amidst the tangle of family, friendship, local politics, and her own blossoming sexuality, Rain is a character kids of all races will identify with.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.