Marlene Carvell
Sweetgrass Basket

Sweetgrass Basket

Marlene Carvell brings heartbreaking history alive in this novel in verse. Mohawk sisters Mattie and Sarah are sent to an off-reservation boarding school after the death of their mother. Their father believes they’ll be better off there but instead, they face pressure to assimilate and abuse at the hands of the headmistress. They must figure out a way to protect both their culture and their memories as their bond strengthens

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