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Rain Is Not My Indian Name It s been six months since her best friend died, and up until now Rain 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 cameraHired 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 one s place in the world


About the Author: Cynthia Leitich Smith

Cynthia s fiction is noted for its diversity, humor, lyricism, and mid to southwestern settings Still early in her career, she has shown tremendous range and loves to experiment.JINGLE DANCER, illustrated by Cornelius Van Wright and Ying Hwa Hu, Morrow Harper Collins, 2000 ages 4 up was a finalist for the Oklahoma Book Award, runner up for the Western Writers Association Storyteller Award, and Notable Children s Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies It was also named to the Texas 2 x 2 List School Library Journal said, a welcome addition to stories about traditions passed down by woman of a culture Book magazine named it among Debuts that Deliver RAIN IS NOT MY INDIAN NAME HarperCollins, 2001 Listening Library, 2001 ages 10 up also was an Oklahoma Book Award finalist and earned Cynthia the title of 2001 Writer of the Year from Wordcraft Circle of Native Writers and Storytellers Kirkus said it was tender, funny and full of sharp wordplay School Library Journal called it, a wonderful novel of a present day teen and her patchwork tribe Audio File adds, 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 And Bob Langstaff at WAMV AM Amhert, VA noted, It s kind of like a combination of Northern Exposure and Party of Five The audio production was aired as the November 2005 Book of the Month by Red Tales, Aboriginal Voices Radio, The Earth 106.5 based in Canada.Cynthia also is the author of INDIAN SHOES HarperCollins, 2002 ages 7 up Kirkus declared A very pleasing first chapter book from its funny and tender opening salvo to its heartwarming closer An excellent choice for younger readers School Library Journal hailed a good book for any elementary aged reluctant reader and a necessity for indigenous children everywhere INDIAN SHOES has been named a Notable Children s Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies, a finalist for the Texas Institute of Letters Award, to the 2003 Best Children s Books of the Year, Bank Street College of Education and to Choices 2003, Cooperative Children s Book Center It also was named to the NEA Native American Book List and the 2004 2005 Crown List Most recently, INDIAN SHOES was chosen as the featured intermediate title for Read On, Wisconsin an online book club for students sponsored by the state s First Lady in March, 2005.Cynthia s latest picture book is SANTA KNOWS Dutton, 2006 , a holiday title, co authored by her husband, Greg Leitich Smith, and illustrated by Steve Bj rkman SANTA KNOWS is Cynthia and Greg s first book written together The Horn Book Magazine named it among Holiday High Notes Kirkus Reviews called it a newly minted winner Publishers Weekly cheered it as fantastic, and The Miami Herald highlighted it among Worthy Titles for the Holidays Cynthia s first upper YA novel is TANTALIZE Candlewick, 2007 Listening Library, 2008 Walker U.K., 2008 , a gothic fantasy aimed at ages 14 up It s one of the new books that signal an expansion of her writing from contemporary realistic fiction to also embrace fantasy TANTALIZE also is her first title set in Austin, where she now makes her home The Horn Book calls the novel an intoxicating romantic thriller BookPage says the book will appeal to fans both teens and adults of Buffy the Vampire Slayer TANTALIZE was named a Borders Original Voices Nominee in March 2007 and Chapters Canadian bookstore chain named it a Junior Advisory Board Pick In addition, the novel was chosen for the 2007 Texas Book Festival and the 2007 National Book Festival The Bloomsbury Review cheers, Cynthia Leitich Smith is the Anne Rice for teen readers Cynthia s latest YA Gothic fantasy is ETERNAL Candlewick, 2009 , a companion book to TANTALIZE.Cynthia has published short stories, including The Gentleman Cowboy



10 thoughts on “Rain Is Not My Indian Name

  1. Ana Ana says:

    This is the story of a small town girl who has to deal with the death of her best friend while trying to understand her Native American heritage and her brother s fiance pregnancy I really loved the writing style, it being simple and playfully Southern It shows how much Rain loves her family and hometown even thought small town gossip and politics are


  2. Mundie Moms & Mundie Kids Mundie Moms & Mundie Kids says:

    In a market full of wonderful Children s reads, I find a loss of wonderful contemporary Native American books, and really, Native American books for YA and Children as a whole Cynthia Leitich Smith introduces us to a wonderful character, Cassidy, who s voice is one I think many adolescents will relate to on some level She s real, dealing with all that life t


  3. CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian says:

    A quiet, contemplative novel about a 14 year old girl going through some tough stuff, most recently the death of her best friend and crush Galen but also her mother s death years before, trying to connect to her Indigenous heritage Muscogee Creek and Ojibway , nasty sexist small town politics, her older brother s unplanned pregnancy, and a friend breakup That sound


  4. Alex Baugh Alex Baugh says:

    Cassidy Rain Berghoff and her best friend Galen Owen have promised each other to always celebrate their birthdays, both having been born on noteworthy days Rain on New Year s Day and Galen on July 4th Now that their friendship seems to be moving into the relationship realm, Rain had already decided that for her 14th birthday, it was time to kiss Galen, really kiss him, Fr


  5. Anne McLeod Anne McLeod says:

    Good characters wrought by tragedy Rain falls in love with her best friend Galen, only to learn the next day he was killed in an accident on the way home I am always on the lookout for realistic contemporary fiction with Native American characters, due to the often overlooked tendency on the part of students who do not live near Indian reservations to believe that Indians no lon


  6. The Book Girl The Book Girl says:

    This review was originally posted at The Young Girl Who Loved Books.I have been trying to readOwn Voices story I was so excited about this book In a world where there are a million different children and middle grade novels, it is amazing to me that we have almost no contemporary Native American books It is very rare that a Native American novel isn t problematic so I went into this bo


  7. Ashley Ashley says:

    This book was short, but I really enjoyed it Not since Bridge to Terabithia have I read a book with such a realistic and raw look at the grieving process Though I appreciated this book for the inclusion of Native American culture and the experiences of a mixed race teen, I saw it as being muchabout one girl s journey towards healing and acceptance after the death of a close friend.I honestly


  8. 529_Quincy Owens 529_Quincy Owens says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Rain is not my Indian name written by Cynthia Leitich Smith is a great novel I would recommend for readers between 7th and 9th grade The novel has a contemporary feel which would allow students to easily identify themes present in the novel death, family, loyalty, community, and love Rain is a Native American girl living


  9. Eden Eden says:

    Cassidy s best friend Galen dies and a few years before her mother died For six months she completely shuts herself off from the world She doesn t go out, she doesn t talk to people and doesn t take pictures.Then summer comes and her brother wants her to go to the Indian camp that her aunt is doing, but Cassidy doesn t really want to go Instead, she gets a job taking pictures for the local paper s article


  10. Katieb (MundieMoms) Katieb (MundieMoms) says:

    In a market full of wonderful Children s reads, I find a loss of wonderful contemporary Native American books, and really, Native American books for YA and Children as a whole Cynthia Leitich Smith introduces us to a wonderful character, Cassidy, who s voice is one I think many adolescents will relate to on some level She s real, dealing with all that life throws at her and trying to find her mark in the world an


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