by Tanya Landman (author)
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“I was in my fourteenth summer when the Mexicans rode against it. Twelve moons later, I took my revenge.”
This Carnegie Medal shortlisted novel is the passionate story of Siki, a fourteen-year-old orphan of the Black Mountain Apache tribe. When Siki witnesses the brutal murder of her little brother, Tazhi, at the hands of Mexican soldiers, she vows to avenge her brother’s death. Siki has already lost both her parents to the Mexicans. She will tolerate no more. Yet to become a warrior she must not just face her enemies, but assert her right as a woman to fight alongside the menfolk of her tribe.
“Magnificent… a disturbing but exhilarating experience.” Independent
“This novel is a masterpiece… It deserves to become a modern children’s classic.” Books for Keeps
July 2nd, 2007
AR book level: 6.1; Upper years; 11.0 points
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