DIVerse Families
 
I Am Nuchu

Title

I Am Nuchu

Authors

Brenda Stanley

Publisher

Westside Books

Publication Year

2010

ISBN

9781934813478

Pages

339 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Upon his parents' 1981 divorce, Cal Burton goes from being a popular, comfortable Spokane basketball all-star to a resident of a Ute Indian reservation in Utah, where apathy, poor living conditions, racism, and bitterness over a decades-old family tragedy change his life.

Grade Level

9-12

Lexile Measure

HL690L

Topic

Family Relationships; Racial Diversity; Culture/Ethnicity; Disability and Health; Single parent; Divorce; Family member death; Biracial; Race discrimination; Bicultural; Developmental disability; Addiction; single mother; divorced parents; death of a brother; mixed race children; biracial children; racism; prejudice; bicultural children; fetal alcohol syndrome; alcoholism

Main Character

male teenager

Race/Ethnicities

Native American (Ute) / White

Family Formation

single mother

Keywords

Utah; basketball; moving; college plans; family secrets; Ute Native Americans; friendship; sibling relationship

Diversity Impact

direct

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