Indian No More - Charlene Willing McManis | Traci Sorell - Thorndike - 978-1432884628
Thorndike Press

Indian No More

  • Charlene Willing McManis
  • Traci Sorell
  • Offered By: Thorndike Striving Reader
  • ISBN-10: 143288462X
  • ISBN-13: 9781432884628
  • DDC: Fic
  • Shipping Weight: .80 lbs ( .36 kgs)
  • 224 Pages | Hardcover
  • Published/Released September 2020



A Booklist Editors Choice Books for Youth
A Chicago Public Library Best of the Best Book
An American Indians in Children’s Literature Best Book

Regina Petit’s family has always been Umpqua, and living on the Grand Ronde reservation is all ten-year-old Regina has ever known. But when the federal government signs a bill into law that says Regina’s tribe no longer exists, Regina becomes “Indian no more” overnight. Regina’s father moves them to Los Angeles, and for the first time in her life, Regina comes face to face with the viciousness of racism, personally and toward her new friends. It’s 1957 during the Civil Rights Era. The family struggles without their tribal community and land. Regina must find out: Who is Regina Petit? Is she Indian? Is she American? And will she and her family ever be okay?

Age Range: 9-12 | Grade Level: 4-8 | Lexile Measure: 720L


Customer Reviews

“What begins as a story of displacement quickly turns into a story of childhood fun and antics colored by Umpqua culture and the racial tensions of the civil rights movement set in the lively and culturally diverse city of L.A.”

— Booklist (starred)

“Readers will be moved as they become invested in Regina’s predicament. Is she still Indian, American, or both - and what does that mean for her and her family?”

— School Library Journal (starred)