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Young Adult Literature Circles: Apple (Skin to the Core)

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Book Summary

Barnes and Noble summary:

Eric Gansworth tells his story, the story of his family—of Onondaga among Tuscaroras—of Native folks everywhere. From the horrible legacy of the government boarding schools, to a boy watching his siblings leave and return and leave again, to a young man fighting to be an artist who balances multiple worlds.

Eric shatters that slur and reclaims it in verse and prose and imagery that truly lives up to the word heartbreaking.

Author Bio

Eric Gansworth is an enrolled citizen of the Onondaga Nation; however, he grew up in the Tuscarora Nation. Gansworth originally qualified in electroencephalography; however, he went on to study literature and to continue a lifelong interest in painting and drawing.

Other books by Eric Gansworth:

  • Mending Skins
  • Extra Indians 
  • If I Ever Get Out of Here
  • Give Me Some Truth
  • Sovereign Bones
  • Smoke Dancing


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