If I Ever Get Out of Here
Arthur A Levine Books
Seventh-grader Lewis "Shoe" Blake from the Tuscarora Reservation has a new friend, George Haddonfield from the local Air Force base, but in 1975 upstate New York there is a lot of tension and hatred between Native Americans and Whites--and Lewis is not sure that he can rely on friendship.
Family Relationships; Racial Diversity; Poverty; Military families; Race discrimination; Single parent; living in poverty; single mother; father of friend in military; prejudice
Tuscarora Indians / White
American Indian Youth Literature Award, 2014
Honor Book Skipping Stones Honor Award, 2014, Winner
Multicultural And International Awareness
Read On Wisconsin, 2015-2016
race relations; families of military personnel; Tuscarora Indians; Air Force; music; bullying; veterans
Gansworth, Eric L., "If I Ever Get Out of Here" (2013). Diverse Families. 1066.