Red Dove’s World
Red Dove, Listen to the Wind has been shortlisted for the Reading the West Young Adult Fiction award. Voting starts April 20–details to follow. So excited!
“Historical fiction that does not shy away from the terror and famine experienced by the Lakotas, late 1890. Indian folklore, mysticism, family dynamics all enrich this story.”
—Ann Lacefield, Macdonald’s Bookshop
so if you have a favorite book, why not ask your local library to carry it? https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/library-lovers-month/
I’m looking forward to being at Shakespeare & Co., 2020 Broadway, New York, for an author talk and book signing on February 20 at 7 pm. Come join us!
In Red Dove, Listen to the Wind, Red Dove confronts an article written by L. Frank Baum–yes, the author of the Wizard of Oz series–who argued for the “total annihilation” of all Native peoples. In his thought-provoking piece in Forbes, Erik Sherman mentions Baum’s article and goes on to say that, “With a new year, it is a good time to remember not just the genocide, broken treaties, destroyed families, and other horrors, but the impact they’ve had and the results…”
Definitely worth a read: https://www.forbes.com/sites/eriksherman/2020/12/30/native-americans-unemployment-poverty/
December 29, 1890 was one of the darkest days in American history. Hundreds of Lakota men, women and children–most of them unarmed–were massacred by U. S. soldiers at Wounded Knee, South Dakota. Now, in an act of redemption, Bradley Upton, the great-great-grandson of the commander who led the slaughter, has formally apologized for the atrocities carried out by his ancestor, Colonel Forsyth.
I’m ordering more of these for the book tour. Thank you, Sam Leuzzi!