Birchbark House

Birchbark House

by Louise Erdrich
Trade Paperback, 244 pages
Current Retail Price: $6.99
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Historical Setting: Lake Superior, 1847 A.D.

In this story of a young Ojibwa girl, Omakayas, living on an island in Lake Superior around 1847, Louise Erdrich is reversing the narrative perspective used in most children's stories about nineteenth-century Native Americans. Instead of looking out at 'them' as dangers or curiosities, Erdrich, drawing on her family's history, wants to tell about 'us', from the inside. The Birchbark House establishes its own ground, in the vicinity of Laura Ingalls Wilder's 'Little House' books."

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