Dear Miss Karana

Dear Miss KaranaDear Miss Karana
by Eric Elliot
Grades 4 & up

Tishmal is a fourth grader who lives and goes to school on an Indian Reservation near Riverside, California. After studying Island of the Blue Dolphins in school, she starts writing letters to Karana, the main character of the book. She compares her life as a current day Native American to what was written about Karana in the book, pointing out the inaccuracies and misconceptions. Her voice as a 4th grade student feels very authentic and will appeal to readers of the same age. Highly recommended to everyone who has read Island of the Blue Dolphins, grades 4 & up.

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