Give Me Some Truth
Arthur A. Levine Books
In 1980 life is hard on the Tuscarora Reservation in upstate New York, and most of the teenagers feel like they are going nowhere: Carson Mastick dreams of forming a rock band, and Maggi Bokoni longs to create her own conceptual artwork instead of the traditional beadwork that her family sells to tourists--but tensions are rising between the reservation and the surrounding communities, and somehow in the confusion of politics and growing up Carson and Maggi have to make a place for themselves.
Family Relationships; Racial Diversity; Separation; Family violence; Poverty; Race discrimination; separated parents; abusive father; alcoholism; living in poverty; impoverished community; racism; prejudice
girl and boy
mother and father
reservation; music; rock band; John Lennon; art; beadwork; 1980s; community tensions; New York
Gansworth, Eric, "Give Me Some Truth" (2018). Diverse Families. 1373.