Gardens in the Dunes: A Novel

Product Description: Young Indigo is ripped from her tribe, the Sand Lizard people, by white soldiers who destroy her home and family. Placed in a government school to learn the ways of a white child, Indigo is soon adopted by Hattie and her husband, who undertake to transform this complex, spirited girl into a "proper" young lady. Bit by bit, and through a wondrous journey that spans Europe, Brazil, and the Southwest, Indigo bridges the gap between the two forces in her life and teaches her adoptive parents as much as, if not more than, she learns from them.

Age Level: 16-18
Publisher: Simon & Schuster