WELCOME TO KAYA’S WORLD, 1764 by Dottie  Raymer


Growing Up in a Native American Homeland
Age Range: 8 - 12
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Fans of the American Girls’ series titles featuring the Nez Perce girl, Kaya, will devour this information-filled book—a valuable resource providing a view of the Nez Perce culture. Topics range from how the Nez Perce obtained horses, games the children played, and naming traditions, to many other aspects of life on the prairie. Photographs and realistic drawings help to clarify the text. The facts are attractively presented, although information from other time periods may cause confusion as to just what was part of the culture during the 1700s. An illustration of a pair of high-topped shoes is from the mid-1900s, a decorated dress is from the mid-1800s, and a photo of a courting couple from 1903. The images will be a strong force for misinformation and calls to question how many of the facts are also from other periods. Regardless, discerning readers will find much about the Nez Perce’s historical past. (Nonfiction. 8-12)

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 2003
ISBN: 1-58485-722-6
Page count: 64pp
Publisher: American Girl
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Aug. 15th, 2003