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Native Women Changing Their Worlds



Publisher & Publication Year

Native Voices, 2021

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Patricia Cutright (Cheyenne River Sioux)

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Native women have filled their communities with strength and leadership, both historically and as modern-day warriors. The twelve Native American and First Nations women featured in this book overcame unimaginable hardships—racial and gender discrimination, abuse, and extreme poverty—only to rise to great heights in the fields of politics, science, education, and community activism. The impressive accomplishments of these dynamic women provide inspiration for all. Their determination and courage reflect the essence of the traditional Cheyenne saying: “A nation is not conquered until the hearts of its women are on the ground.”

Notable Achievements

Winner, American Indian Youth Literature Award, Printz Honor Award; National Book Award Longlist; TIME 10 Best YA and Children's Books of the Year; NPR Best of the Year; Shelf Awareness Best of the Year; Publishers Weekly Big Indie Books of Fall; Amazon Best Book of the Month; AICL Best YA Books of the Year; CSMCL Best Multicultural Children's Books of the Year


Kirkus Reviews: "These remarkable stories, relayed in straightforward and accessible prose, will serve as catalysts, propelling young people to seek the potential they have within themselves."

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