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RISING VOICES: WRITINGS OF YOUNG NATIVE AMERICANS edited by Arlene B. Hirschfelder and Beverly R. Singer. Ballantine Books (Ivy imprint), 201 E. 50th St., N.Y., NY 10022. For ages 12 and up. Index. 131 pp., $3.99 paper. 0-684-19207-1

Hirschfelder and Singer have assembled a compelling collage of heartfelt sentiments in this collection of essays and poetry, most from the writer's class assignments in middle and high school. The book is divided into several classifications: Identity, Family, Homeland, Ritual and Ceremony, Education, and Harsh Realities. Every selection includes a biographical profile of the writer. >From the pride of "We Are The Many" to the resentful "Going Into Space" (a two-and-a-half billion dollar camping trip), these voices ask us in unison to hear their message. A masterful and evocative work. Reviewed by: Steve Brock

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