Yesterday's Rain is the second book in the Sydney's Journey Series. Sydney is still working through her guilt over being a bully at her previous school on the White Earth Reservation. When she accidentally takes a punch in the face that was aimed at her gay friend, everyone expects her to fight back, but her response is totally unexpected. Bullies can change, as Sydney proves at her new school. Can Sydney help her best friend heal an old friendship by demonstrating forgiveness?
1. The story examines bullying in high school and the effects it has on teens.
2. The story also touches on the difficulty LBGTQ teens experience at home and at school.
3. The author, Kim Sigafus, grew up on the White Earth Reservation and draws from her exploits as a teen and her experiences being bullied in high school.
4. Sigafus is an Illinois Humanities Road Scholar and gives presentations on Native topics.
Kim Sigafus is an award-winning Ojibwa writer and photographer whose family is from the White Earth Indian Reservation in northwest Minnesota. She is an Illinois Humanities Road Scholar and gives presentations on Native harvest, history, and music. She coauthored two award-winning books: Native Writers: Voices of Power and Native Elders: Sharing Their Wisdom. Sigafus is also the author of three PathFinders novels for hi/lo readers: Nowhere to Hide, Autumn?s Dawn, and Finding Grace. She resides with her husband in Freeport, Illinois. For more information, visit kimberlysigafus.com.