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The Sea in Winter

I loved Christine Day's 2019 debut novel I Can Make This Promise.  Named an American Indian Youth Literature Award Honor Book and inspired by her family's history, it tells the story of a girl who uncovers family secrets and discovers her own Native American identity.  Her sophomore novel comes out today, and I'm really eager to read it.  I'm also thrilled that Christine contributed a story to Ancestor Approved: Intertribal Stories for Kids, a short story collection edited by Cynthia Leitich Smith that will be published in February 2021.  She also has a biography in the works, She Persisted: Maria Tallchief, which will come out in November 2021. 

The Sea in Winter by Christine Day (01/05/2021)
It’s been a hard year for Maisie Cannon, ever since she hurt her leg and could not keep up with her ballet training and auditions.  Her blended family is loving and supportive, but Maisie knows that they just can’t understand how hopeless she feels. With everything she’s dealing with, Maisie is not excited for their family midwinter road trip along the coast, near the Makah community where her mother grew up.  But soon, Maisie’s anxieties and dark moods start to hurt as much as the pain in her knee. How can she keep pretending to be strong when on the inside she feels as roiling and cold as the ocean?


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