Expanding Horizons Challenge

I'm excited about participating in the Expanding Horizons Challenge started by Melissa at Book Nut.  I read a fair amount of books by authors who are not just white/non-white, but most of those books are by authors of Spanish or Latin American descent (full disclosure:  I'm Cuban-American myself).  For this challenge, I'm reading four children's or YA novels written by Native American authors.

I tried to balance the list between historical and contemporary fiction, male and female authors, books I know something about already and books I'll be coming to with no prior knowledge.  The pages on Cynthia Leitich Smith's website highlighting children's and YA books by Native American Indian authors were enormously helpful in compiling this list.  Other helpful resources include Oyate and Debbie Reese's American Indians in Children's Literature blog.

I'll post a review or response for each book as I finish it as well as a wrap-up post when I've completed the challenge.  Thanks, Melissa:  I'm looking forward to it!