Whether looking back to a troubled past or welcoming a hopeful future, the powerful voices of Indigenous women across North America resound in this book. In the same style as the best-selling Dreaming in Indian, #NotYourPrincess presents an eclectic collection of poems, essays, interviews, and art that combine to express the experience of being a Native woman.
Stories of abuse, humiliation, and stereotyping are countered by the voices of passionate women making themselves heard and demanding change. Sometimes angry, often reflective, but always strong, the women in this book will give teen readers insight into the lives of women who, for so long, have been virtually invisible.
"The voices in these stories defy and deconstruct the common stereotype of the Native American woman as docile tribal 'princess.' The hashtag in the title is an intentional signal to readers that Native American women are a significant presence in the digital age. This book acts as a platform that allows Indigenous women to express their stories through poetry, vibrant and colorful art, personal photos, short stories, and traditional song.... The vital message that it offers is that Indigenous women continue to shatter stereotypes through their personal successes and creative expression." — Kirkus Reviews
|14 and up
|Lisa Charleyboy (editor), Mary Beth Leatherdale (editor)
|Sep 12, 2017