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.
“Fills an under-represented niche.” —Booklist, 09/15/17
“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
“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
“A stunning anthology of creative writing and art . . . All YA collections will want this”—School Library Journal, *starred review, 09/01/17
“A moving and powerful collection that draws strength from the variety of
voices and lived experiences it represents.” —Publishers Weekly, 08/21/17