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by Margaret Verble

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Stealing by Margaret Verble
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    Feb 2023, 256 pages


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Pulitzer Prize finalist Margaret Verble explores the legacy of the forced removal of Native American children from their families

Margaret Verble is the author of several previous novels, including Maud's Line, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, and When Two Feathers Fell from the Sky, which was the subject of a BookBrowse book club discussion in 2021. Our First Impressions reviewers gave Stealing a high average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars.

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Margaret Verble, an enrolled citizen of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, has written a gut-wrenching novel that explores the ugly side of Native American Boarding Schools in the 1950s (Emily C). Kit Crockett, a half-Cherokee child, is an outsider in her community. She forms a friendship with an adult but when the pair are accused of improper behavior she's removed from her father's care and placed in a boarding school as a ward of the state. At the institution she and the other students are punished for speaking their native language, banned from ...

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