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Where I Belong

Category: Book
By (author): White, Tara
Subject:  FICTION / General
  YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Family / Adoption
  YOUNG ADULT FICTION / People & Places / Canada
Audience: general/trade
Publisher: Tradewind Books
Published: November 2014
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 110
Size: 8.25in x 5.50in x 0.25in
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$ 12.95
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Additional Notes

From The Publisher*

This moving novel of self-discovery and redemption takes place during the Oka Crisis of the summer of 1990. Having been adopted as an infant, Carrie has always felt out of place-and recurring dreams keep warning that someone close to her will be badly hurt. When she finds out that her birth father is living in Kahnawake, Quebec, she goes there and finally finds in a place she truly belongs.

Review Quote*

"A gorgeous, sorrowful and yet hopeful novel...Written mindfully and delicately in the voice of an early master, Tara White's second book is both a coming-of-age story and a story that desperately needs to be told."
--The Globe and Mail, January 2015
"A good, short novel for upper middle school and high school female readers. The authenticity of Carrie's thoughts and voice pull it all together. She's like any teen, white or Native...And she's also a young woman with the insight to accept that she feels different and who has the courage to "do something radical" and find out where she belongs."
--CM Magazine, March 2015
"A girl caught between two worlds struggling with identity, Carrie is a likeable character whom readers will be able to relate to on various levels. Her telling of the Oka Crisis in Quebec creates a wonderful learning opportunity for readers involving real-life events and issues...This is a story that needed to be told...a worthy addition to libraries and classrooms"
--VOYA, April 2015
"White shares traditions and teachings without glamorizing Native culture...A welcome addition to any library, featuring a strong Native protagonist to whom most teens will easily relate."
--School Library Journal, April 2015

Biographical Note

Tara White is a Mohawk woman from Kahnawake, Quebec. She has always dreamed of being a writer. Her first book, I Like Who I Am, was published in 2008. Tara currently resides in Bowmanville, Ontario.