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Give Me Some Truth

Title

Give Me Some Truth

Authors

Eric Gansworth

Publisher

Arthur A. Levine Books

Publication Year

2018

ISBN

9781338143546

Pages

403 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

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.

Grade Level

9-12

Topic

Family Relationships; Racial Diversity; Separation; Family violence; Poverty; Race discrimination; separated parents; abusive father; alcoholism; living in poverty; impoverished community; racism; prejudice

Main Character

girl and boy

Race/Ethnicities

Native American

Family Formation

mother and father

LGBTQ+

none

Keywords

reservation; music; rock band; John Lennon; art; beadwork; 1980s; community tensions; New York

Diversity Impact

direct

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