Books by Gary Robinson

STANDING STRONG by Gary Robinson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 30, 2019

"A book for reluctant readers that highlights the heroism of young activists. (Fiction. 12-18)"
Rhonda Runningcrane, a Blackfoot teenager, feels she has nothing to live for until she hears about a peaceful movement to preserve clean water for her community. Read full book review >
PARANORMAL by Gary Robinson
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2015

"A dramatic tale—or the first part of one, anyway—heavily steeped in tribal lore. (Paranormal suspense. 11-13)"
The young Cherokee seer struck by lightning in Abnormal (2014) acquires more extrasensory powers after a near-death experience in this partial sequel. Read full book review >
ABNORMAL by Gary Robinson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 25, 2014

" For a creepy thriller based on Native American lore, Joseph Bruchac's Skeleton Man (2001) is a much stronger choice. (Paranormal adventure. 10-14)"
This slim adventure tale is rooted in Cherokee culture. Read full book review >
SON WHO RETURNS by Gary Robinson
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2014

"Free of crises and melodrama, a buoyant take on the theme of embracing one's family heritage. (Fiction. 10-13)"
Powwow drums call a modern teen to reconnect with his Native American roots. Read full book review >
LITTLE BROTHER OF WAR by Gary Robinson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2013

"This worthy tale is definitely agenda-driven, but the cultural and historical information is laid onto the story with a light hand. (author's note) (Fiction. 10-13)"
A traditional game provides a way for a Mississippi Choctaw teen to step out of the shadows of his sports-hero older brother and dad. Read full book review >
TRIBAL JOURNEY by Gary Robinson
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2013

"An uncomplicated tale of mirrored inner and outer journeys, welcome for its look at Native American characters in a modern context. (Fiction. 10-16)"
Helping to carve and then paddle a traditional canoe brings a disabled Seattle teenager back to his Salish roots. Read full book review >
THUNDER ON THE PLAINS by Gary Robinson
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2013

"The agenda riding this unvarnished tale may leave young readers who aren't Native Americans feeling like they're on the outside looking in—not necessarily a bad thing, considering the vast quantity of books that do the opposite. (Fiction. 10-16)"
An unhappy "urban skin" from Los Angeles reclaims his Cheyenne heritage in the course of an adventurous summer with relatives on the reservation. Read full book review >