Karen Gravelle


Selected Works

THE DRIVING BOOK Everything New Drivers Need to Know but Don't Know to Ask
An outstanding, common-sense guide [that is] also humorous and appealing. School Library Journal
5 WAYS TO KNOW ABOUT YOU
The stylish, lighthearted text and whimsical illustrations will appeal readily to teens. VOYA
WHAT'S GOING ON DOWN THERE? Answers to Questions Boys Find Hard to Ask
An excellent book, with lots of great cartoon artwork. Booklist
THE PERIOD BOOK: Everything You Don't Want to Ask (But Need to Know)
About as user-friendly as a book can get. A definite keeper. Chinaberry
SOARING SPIRITS: Conversations with Native American Teens
We need more contemporary books like this. Booklist
ANIMAL TALK
Will help bring out the animal lover in any reader. Booklist
TEENAGE FATHERS
A dramatic, eye-opening portrayal. Booklist
TEENAGERS FACE TO FACE WITH BEREAVEMENT
A source of comfort that gives shape to the devastation of person loss. Booklist
TEENAGERS FACE TO FACE WITH CANCER
An important, heartfelt, honest book. Booklist



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SOARING SPIRITS: Conversations with Native American Teens

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In one of the few YA books about growing up Native American today, teenagers from the Mohawk, Anishnabe, Quinault, Cherokee, and Pueblo peoples speak about themselves. Gravelle interviewed and photographed 17 young people on Indian reservations across the country. They speak candidly in many voices about family, school, community, dating, religion, sports, work, etc. One thing they all hate is the enduring Hollywood stereotype that shows them as all the same and all in the past. Many are honor students, and their voices are upbeat, though almost all tell of some family and friends with drug and alcohol problems. Teens everywhere will recognize the conflict in living between two cultures: the struggle to stay close to your roots but also be part of the mainstream. We need more contemporary books like this to go with the historical fiction and the shelves of great folklore.



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