The Flight of the Red Bird: The Life of Zitkala-Sa

The Flight of the Red Bird: The Life of Zitkala-Sa

by Doreen Rappaport, Zitkala-Sa




Taken from her family on the Yankton Sioux Reservation at the age of eight and sent to a school far from home, Gertrude is forced to become "civilized"--to give up her moccasins, her long hair, and her language, and to renounce her Sioux heritage. As an adult, she renames herself Zitkala-¬Sa, which means "Red Bird," and devotes her life to fighting for justice for Native Americans. Her powerful and memorable story, told in her own words, will inspire anyone who has ever dreamed of making a difference.

"A remarkable story....Red Bird's own words bring her anguish and confusion to life." --Booklist

"A nearly seamless blend of autobiography and biography." --Joseph Bruchac

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780141304656
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 06/01/1999
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.75(h) x 0.60(d)
Lexile: 960L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Doreen Rappaport has written many books for young readers, including an acclaimed trilogy about the African-American experience: NO MORE!, FREE AT LAST!, and NOBODY GONNA TURN ME 'ROUND, all illustrated by Shane W. Evans. She is also the author of MARTIN'S BIG WORDS: THE LIFE OF DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR., illustrated by Bryan Collier. She lives in Copake Falls, New York.

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