In 1946, while her emotionally distant father is in occupied Japan, a twelve-year-old girl spends a year with her mother’s relatives in a Tlingit Indian village in Alaska and begins to love and respect her heritage as she confronts the secret of her mother’s disappearance.
- ISBN: 9780590360876
- Published: 1997
- Themes: alcoholism, heritage, Indigenous, missing people, racially mixed people, Tlingit
- Descriptors: Americas, Arctic, Canada, Historical Fiction, Intermediate (ages 9-14), North America, United States
- No. of pages: 176