An Unexpected Path (Grades 3-6)
By Krista Lundgren
Namid is different from the other girls in the village, especially her own twin sister. She loves to run in the forest and doesn't like to worry about staying clean. While most Native American groups expected women strictly to be domestic mothers, some Native Americans, including the Ojibwe tribe, admired female hunters and warriors on the rare occasions when they appeared. In this story, Namid does not yet realize her people's attitudes toward women taking traditionally male roles. Soon it will be time for her to become an adult woman and learn her path in life. There is just one problem: she is sure that she will not be happy with the path she is given! To make things worse, her sister and father wish she wasn't so different. Can Namid and her sister learn to understand each other? Is there a place for Namid that will allow her to fit in and still be herself?
For 2 - 6 Readers
Advantage (Multi-Level) Format includes Playbooks Reading Levels - Stages 2-5