9781541578364-1541578368-Red Bird Sings: The Story of Zitkala-Ša, Native American Author, Musician, and Activist

Red Bird Sings: The Story of Zitkala-Ša, Native American Author, Musician, and Activist

ISBN-13: 9781541578364
ISBN-10: 1541578368
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Capaldi, Gina, Pearce, Q. L.
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: Carolrhoda Books ®
Format: Paperback 32 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781541578364
ISBN-10: 1541578368
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Capaldi, Gina, Pearce, Q. L.
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: Carolrhoda Books ®
Format: Paperback 32 pages

Summary

Acknowledged authors Capaldi, Gina, Pearce, Q. L. wrote Red Bird Sings: The Story of Zitkala-Ša, Native American Author, Musician, and Activist comprising 32 pages back in 2019. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1541578368 and 9781541578364. Since then Red Bird Sings: The Story of Zitkala-Ša, Native American Author, Musician, and Activist textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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"I remember the day I lost my spirit." So begins the story of Gertrude Simmons, also known as Zitkala-Ša, which means Red Bird. Born in 1876 on the Yankton Sioux reservation in South Dakota, Zitkala-Ša willingly left her home at age eight to go to a boarding school in Indiana. But she soon found herself caught between two worlds―white and Native American.

At school she missed her mother and her traditional life, but Zitkala-Ša found joy in music classes. "My wounded spirit soared like a bird as I practiced the piano and violin," she wrote. Her talent grew, and when she graduated, she became a music teacher, composer, and performer.

Zitkala-Ša found she could also "sing" to help her people by writing stories and giving speeches. As an adult, she worked as an activist for Native American rights, seeking to build a bridge between cultures.

The coauthors tell Zitkala-Ša’s life by weaving together pieces from her own stories. The artist's acrylic illustrations and collages of photos and primary source documents round out the vivid portrait of Zitkala-Ša, a frightened child whose spirit "would rise again, stronger and wiser for the wounds it had suffered."

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