Rain Is Not My Indian Name
Author: Cynthia L. Smith
In a voice that resonates with insight and humor, Cynthia Leitich Smith tells the story of a sharp teenage girl, who must face down her grief and reclaim her place in the world with the help of her intertribal community. First published in 2001, this is a repackage with new jacket art.
Cassidy Rain Berghoff didn't know that the very night she decided to get a life would be the night that her best friend would lose his.
It's been six months since Galen died, and up until now Rain has succeeded in shutting herself off from the world. But when controversy arises around Aunt Georgia’s Indian Camp in their mostly white midwestern community, Rain decides to face the outside world again, with a new job photographing campers for her town’s newspaper.
Soon, Rain has to decide how involved she wants to become in Indian Camp. Does she want to keep a professional distance from her intertribal community? And, though she mourns, will she be able to embrace new friends and new beginnings?