Apple (Skin to the Core)

By Eric Gansworth

Hardcover edition

Publisher Levine Querido Imprint Arthur A. Levine ISBN


Awards and Honors 2022 American Indian Youth Literature Award Winner<br>2020 National Book Award Longlist for Young People's Literature<br>2021 Michael L. Printz Award Honor Book<br>

Apple (Skin to the Core)

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Discrimination: Racial Insensitivity/Racism,Language: Strong Language,Violence: General

A memoir in verse for fans of Brown Girl Dreaming and The Poet X

How about a book that makes you barge into your boss's office to read a page of poetry from? That you dream of? That every movie, song, book, moment that follows continues to evoke in some way?

The term "Apple" is a slur in Native communities across the country. It's for someone supposedly "red on the outside, white on the inside."

Eric Gansworth is telling his story in Apple (Skin to the Core). The story of his family, of Onondaga among Tuscaroras, of Native folks everywhere. From the horrible legacy of the government boarding schools, to a boy watching his siblings leave and return and leave again, to a young man fighting to be an artist who balances multiple worlds. Eric shatters that slur and reclaims it in verse and prose and imagery that truly lives up to the word heartbreaking.

Author’s note. Notes explaining section titles. Note about the artwork. Black-and-white photographs and illustrations using gouache and photo references.

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