Native Women demand to be heard in this stunning anthology.
Whether looking back to a troubled past or welcoming a hopeful future, the powerful voices of Indigenous women across North America resound in this book. In the same style as the best-selling Dreaming in Indian, #Not Your Princess presents an eclectic collection of poems, essays, interviews, and art that combine to express the experience of being a Native woman. Stories of abuse, humiliation, and stereotyping are countered by the voices of passionate women making themselves heard and demanding change. Sometimes angry, often reflective, but always strong, the women in this book will give teen readers insight into the lives of women who, for so long, have been virtually invisible.
· Edited by same team who created Dreaming in Indian
· Over 12,000 copies sold of Dreaming in Indian
· No other book for teens exists featuring the voice of Native women
· Media attention on the fate of missing Indigenous women
· Burgeoning interest in Native issues
Lisa Charleyboy (Tsilhqot'in) is Editor-In-Chief of Urban Native Magazine, which focuses on pop culture with an Indigenous twist. She is also the host of CBC Radio's New Fire. She lives in Vancouver.
Mary Beth Leatherdale writes, edits and consults on books, magazines, and digital resources for children and youth.
“A stunning anthology of creative writing and art . . . All YA collections will want this.”- School Library Journal, *starred review, 09/01/17
“A moving and powerful collection that draws strength from the variety of voices and lived experiences it represents.”- Publishers Weekly, 08/21/17
“Fills an under-represented niche.”- Booklist, 09/15/17
“Both testament to the complexity of Indigenous women’s identities and ferocious statement that these women fully inhabit the modern world.”- Kirkus Reviews, *starred review, 07/15/17
“Highly Recommended . . . What you see and read in this book will linger in your head and heart.”- American Indians in Children’s Literature, 10/04/17
“One of the collection’s biggest strengths is the sheer range of work . . . Every turn of the page is exciting, which is exactly what you need in a book like this.”- THIS Magazine, 10/24/17
“Beautiful, angry and insistent, this collection of the voices of Native women belongs on the shelves of every library serving teens.”- Waking Brain Cells, 11/01/17
“Bursts with inspiration, beauty and self-awareness.”- The Globe and Mail, 11/04/17
“So right for the times.”- Vancouver Sun, 12/01/17
“This book truly has the potential to change minds . . . Do what you need to do to get this book and put it into the hands of teen (and adult) readers.”- Abby the Librarian, 11/20/17
“Provocative, thoughtful and sometimes humorous, this book showcases tenacious and talented indigenous women ready to take on the world.”- The Washington Post, 12/04/17
“Librarians, teachers, parents: please put this book into girls’ and teens’ hands.”- Resource Links, 12/17
“The design is dramatic, authentic, and full of observation and wisdom. It provokes thought and causes readers to reflect and consider alternate ways of looking at diversity, history and identity. You should read it, and then share it!”- Sal’s Fiction Addiction, 03/10/18
“Will educate teens and give them perspective on a subject that is often ignored.”- HeraldNet, 03/15/18
“Often edgy, and always provocative.”- CM Reviews, 02/02/18
“A touching collection.”- Christian Library Journal, 09/27/18
“Visceral and eye-opening . . . [a] small but mighty read.”- Book Page, 11/15/18
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