If I Ever Get Out of Here
1975: Air Force brat George is the only white kid to befriend Lewis, a Tuscarora Indian. They bond over music at George’s house, but Lewis never invites George to the rez. Playlist and discography.
JLG Release: Dec 2013
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Awards & Honors
YALSA 2014 Best Fiction for Young Adults; Winner, IRA Notable Books for a Global Society, 2014
Praise & Reviews
Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:
Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books, Book List*, The Horn Book Magazine, Kirkus Reviews, Publishers Weekly, School Library Journal, Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA)
School Library Journal
5 1/2" x 8 1/4"
Level 5.6; Points: 16;
Scholastic Reading Counts
Level 5.6; Points: 23;
Arthur A. Levine
Potentially Sensitive Areas
Strong language, Discrimination, Underage drinking, Underage viewing of pornography, Allusion to drug use
Tuscarora Indians, Families of military personnel, Identity, Friendship, Music, New York State, Race relations, Tuscarora Nation Reservation, New York,