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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