"Children with eyes like souls ready to fly
Looking at me - for some kind of sacred sign.
Who will teach the young, the names of the ancient ones?
Who will tell them from whence they come?"
By: Johnny Clegg and Savuka
Arlene B. Hirschfelder and Beverly R. Singer
201 E. 50th St.
New York, NY 10022
For ages 12 and up.
Index. 131 pp., 0-684-19207-1
Hirschfelder and Singer have assembled a compelling collage of heartfelt sentiments in this collection of essays and poetry, most from the writer's class assignments in middle and high school. The book is divided into several classifications:
Every selection includes a biographical profile of the writer. From the pride of "We Are The Many" to the resentful "Going Into Space" (a two-and-a-half billion dollar camping trip), these voices ask us in unison to hear their message. A masterful and evocative work.
by Red Hawk, Penobscot
From the poem "Penobscot Home Nation"
By Maria Chona, Papago
Begin Your journey, learn the Steps to
Your Indian Ancestry
Beginners Lesson in Genealogy