Rain is Not My Indian Name

eAudio - unabridged
Audio (3.28 hours)
Product Number: Z100024460
Released: Aug 26, 2008
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780739380192
Narrator/s: Jenna Lamia
Publisher: Listening Library
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Read by Jenna Lamia Approx. 3 hours 2 cassettes It's been six months since Rain's best friend Galen died, and up until now she has succeeded in shutting herself off from the world. But when controversy arises around her aunt Georgia's Indian Camp in their mostly white midwestern community, Rain decides to face the outside world again-at least through the lens of her camera. Hired by her town newspaper to photograph the campers, Rain soon finds that she has to decide how involved she wants to become in Indian Camp. Does she want to keep a professional distance from the intertribal community she belongs to? And just how willing is she to connect with the campers after her great loss? In a voice that resonates with insight and humor, Cynthia Leitich Smith tells of heartbreak, recovery, and reclaiming your place in the world.

Original Publish Date: Aug 26, 2008

Professional reviews

"Hearing Jenna Lamia read Cassidy Rain Berghoff's story, you can't help but feel you've known Rain your whole life--haunted the mostly white Middle-American streets of Hannesburg, Kansas, with her; soared into the dark night on a swing next to her best friend and potential kissing partner, Galen Owen; hidden behind a computer screen for most of six grief-stricken months following Galen's death; and struggled against family expectations that, as a mixed-blood Indian, she will enroll in Aunt Georgia's Indian Camp. Jenna Lamia's motherless Rain is as fresh, earnest, and appealingly impertinent as the character demands, while her secondary characters sing with individuality--from Mrs. Owen's clipped delivery to Bernadette Ray's nasal pronouncements of Rain's split ends. Rich with sorrow and the longing for resolution in a life diminished by loss, the story of Rain's journey toward her own identity is captivating and exceedingly hopeful. T.B. (c) AudioFile 2001, Portland, Maine"

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