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If I Ever Get Out of Here

A Novel With Paintings
Gansworth, Eric L. (Book - 2013 )
Average Rating: 5 stars out of 5.
If I Ever Get Out of Here


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Seventh-grader Lewis "Shoe" Blake from the Tuscarora Reservation has a new friend, George Haddonfield from the local Air Force base, but in 1975 upstate New York there is a lot of tension and hatred between Native Americans and Whites--and Lewis is not sure that he can rely on friendship.
Authors: Gansworth, Eric L.
Title: If I ever get out of here
a novel with paintings
Publisher: New York, N.Y. :, Arthur A. Levine Books,, 2013.
Edition: 1st ed.
Characteristics: 359 pages :,illustrations ;,22 cm
Content Type: text
still image
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Summary: Seventh-grader Lewis "Shoe" Blake from the Tuscarora Reservation has a new friend, George Haddonfield from the local Air Force base, but in 1975 upstate New York there is a lot of tension and hatred between Native Americans and Whites--and Lewis is not sure that he can rely on friendship.
ISBN: 9780545417303
0545417309
9780545417310
0545417317
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  • CraigGraziano rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

If I Ever Get Out of Here centers around Lewis Blake, a Native American teenager in a gifted junior high program. Lewis might be academically successful, but he has no friends. All his white classmates don't have much to say to Lewis, and all of the kids from the reservation are just in the regular classes. It is 1976, and living outside of Buffalo, New York, Lewis wonders if the area's teachers are going to be surprised when they find that the Native American kids are not that excited about the country's Bicentennial celebration. His family has called this land "home" for much longer than a mere two hundred years. Read more at: http://www.librarypoint.org/if_i_ever_get_out_of_here_gansworth

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