Middle School (9 - 14) Books

EARTH DAUGHTER: ALICIA OF ACOMA PUEBLO by George Ancona. Simon and Schuster, 1230 Avenue of the Americas, N.Y., NY 10020, (800) 223- 2336, FAX: (212) 698-7007. Illustrated, glossary, author's note. 40 pp., $16.00 cloth. 0-689-80322-2 Ages 8 - 12

Ancona celebrates the family and culture of a Pueblo Indian girl, as she plays with friends around what is thought to be the oldest continuously inhabited pueblo in the United States, as she helps family members make and exhibit their stunning, distinctive pottery (Alicia enters her own pottery in children's competitions), and as she participates in traditional ceremonies such as feasts and dances. Though Ancona's story is somewhat idealized, it is told with affection and respect. Grade: A-. Reviewed by Steve Brock

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