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#NotYourPrincess

Voices of Native American Women

edited by Lisa Charleyboy & Mary Beth Leatherdale

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Whether looking back to a troubled past or welcoming a hopeful future, the powerful voices of Indigenous women across North America resound in this book. In the same style as the best-selling Dreaming in Indian, #Not Your Princess presents an eclectic collection of poems, essays, interviews, and art that combine to express the experience of being a Native woman. Stories of abuse, humiliation, and stereotyping are countered by the voices of passionate women making themselves heard and demanding change. Sometimes angry, often reflective, but always strong, the women in this book will give teen readers insight into the lives of women who, for so long, have been virtually invisible.  

 

About the Authors

Lisa Charleyboy (Tsilhqot'in) is Editor-In-Chief of Urban Native Magazine, which focuses on pop culture with an Indigenous twist. She is also the host of CBC Radio's New Fire. She lives in Vancouver.

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Mary Beth Leatherdale writes, edits and consults on books, magazines, and digital resources for children and youth.

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
14 to 100
Grade:
9 to 17
Awards
  • Joint winner, Best Books for Kids & Teens, *starred selection, Canadian Children’s Book Centre
  • Joint winner, Read Indigenous List, Toronto Public Library
  • Joint winner, Top Ten Best Bet, Ontario Library Association
  • , Red Maple Award
  • Joint winner, Skipping Stones Honor Award
  • Short-listed, Foreword Indies Book of the Year Award
  • , Norma Fleck Award
  • Joint winner, Notable Books for a Global Society
  • Short-listed, Indigenous Literature Award, First Nation Communities READ
  • Joint winner, Foreword Indies Book of the Year Award, Bronze
  • Joint winner, Nautilus Award, Silver
  • Joint winner, Cooperative Children’s Book Center Choices 2018 List
  • Joint winner, 2018 Independent Publisher Book Award
  • , Amelia Bloomer Project List, ALA
  • Joint winner, Kirkus Reviews Best Books List
  • Short-listed, Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults Award, YALSA
  • Joint winner, School Library Journal Best Books List
  • Joint winner, American Indians in Children’s Literature Best Books List
  • Joint winner, Books of the Year, Quill & Quire
Editorial Reviews

“A touching collection.” —Christian Library Journal, 09/27/18

— Christian Library Journal

“A stunning anthology of creative writing and art . . . All YA collections will want this”—School Library Journal, *starred review, 09/01/17

— School Library Journal

“A moving and powerful collection that draws strength from the variety of

voices and lived experiences it represents.” —Publishers Weekly, 08/21/17

— Publishers Weekly

“One of the collection’s biggest strengths is the sheer range of work . . . Every turn of the page is exciting, which is exactly what you need in a book like this.”—THIS Magazine, 10/24/17

— THIS Magazine

“Visceral and eye-opening . . . [a] small but mighty read.” —Book Page, 11/15/18

— Book Page

“This book truly has the potential to change minds . . . Do what you need to do to get this book and put it into the hands of teen (and adult) readers.” —Abby the Librarian, 11/20/17

— Abby the Librarian

“Will educate teens and give them perspective on a subject that is often ignored.” —HeraldNet, 03/15/18

— HeraldNet

“The design is dramatic, authentic, and full of observation and wisdom. It provokes thought and causes readers to reflect and consider alternate ways of looking at diversity, history and identity. You should read it, and then share it!” —Sal’s Fiction Addiction, 03/10/18

— Sal’s Fiction Addiction

“Often edgy, and always provocative.” —CM Reviews, 02/02/18

— CM Reviews

“So right for the times.” —Vancouver Sun, 12/01/17

— Vancouver Sun

“Often edgy, and always provocative.” —CM Reviews, 02/02/18

— CM Reviews

“Provocative, thoughtful and sometimes humorous, this book showcases tenacious and talented indigenous women ready to take on the world.”—The Washington Post, 12/04/17

— The Washington Post

“Bursts with inspiration, beauty and self-awareness.”—The Globe and Mail, 11/04/17

— The Globe and Mail

“Fills an under-represented niche.” —Booklist, 09/15/17

— Booklist

“Librarians, teachers, parents: please put this book into girls’ and teens’ hands.” —Resource Links, 12/17

— Resource Links

“Highly Recommended . . . What you see and read in this book will linger in your head and heart. ” —American Indians in Children’s Literature, 10/04/17

— American Indians in Children’s Literature

“Both testament to the complexity of Indigenous women’s identities and ferocious statement that these women fully inhabit the modern world.—Kirkus Reviews, *starred review, 07/15/17

— Kirkus Reviews

“Beautiful, angry and insistent, this collection of the voices of Native women belongs on the shelves of every library serving teens.” —Waking Brain Cells, 11/01/17

— Waking Brain Cells

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