In the news today, there is much information about racial discrimination. I wonder about my own biases in everyday life. The main character in Prairie Lotus is Hanna, a fourteen year old girl who is travelling by wagon with her father across Dakota Territory in the spring of 1880. Hanna experiences racism firsthand in their newly adopted town of LaForge. She tries to avoid “trouble” with the white settlers, but prejudice finds her regardless. I enjoyed reading about Hanna and her family; their struggles and their triumphs. I was amazed at all the tasks Hanna is responsible for in 1880 at age fourteen. Had I lived then, would I have been successful in those tasks when I was fourteen?
The hardcover book, Prairie Lotus, can be found among the new chapter books in the Youth Services Department.
At this time VCPL does not own an eBook or audio copy of this title.
From the desk of Zoe Washington by Janae Marks.,
Indian no more by Charlene Willing McManis with Traci Sorell.,