The Truth About Stories: A Native Narrative

The Truth about Stories: A Native Narrative is one of the best non-fiction books I’ve read in a long time.  It’s also one of the best books about "Indians" or "Native Americans" or just "Natives". 

This is a book I think teens would enjoy.  It doesn’t read like a text book.  There’s a good mix of traditional stories and more current stories.  The author doesn’t slap you in the face with historical accounts or hard data.  Even the most difficult of situations and historical events are discussed with humor.  This doesn’t so much soften the blow as it makes the blow more real.  But then again, I like sarcasm. 

The other thing that makes this book interesting for everyone but teens in particular is the structure.  Each chapter begins in exactly the same way – your teens will find this interesting (and maybe frustrating and then interesting again).  Each chapter ends in almost exactly the same way – your teens will also find this interesting (and maybe frustrating and then interesting again).

It’s not a long book.  It’s a very easy to read book.  Put it on your teens’ reading list for October.  You won’t be disappointed.

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