Mattie and Sarah are two Mohawk sisters who are sent to an off-reservation school after the death of their mother. Subject to intimidation and corporal punishment, with little hope of contact with their father, the girls are taught menial tasks to prepare them for life as domestics. How Mattie and Sarah protect their culture, memories of their family life, and their love for each other makes for a powerful, unforgettable historical novel.
Age Level: Middle Grade (9-14)
Publisher: Dutton Juvenile
Book Series: American Indian Residential Schools: Books for Young Adults Historical Fiction: American Indian Heritage (Grades 6-12)