Heartbeat, Drumbeat (Paperback)
Publisher: Arte Publico Press
Publish Date: 4/10/2007
Dimensions: (in Inches) 8.5H x 5.5L x 0.5T
Age Range: 7 to UP
|A coming-of-age story set in the multicultural American Southwest, Heartbeat Drumbeat is rich in descriptions of Native-American and Mexican coming-of-age rituals.|
From the Publisher:
HEARTBEAT DRUMBEAT is a coming-of-age story, set in the multi-cultural American Southwest. Morgana Cruz is the daughter of a Navajo mother and a Mexican-American father. In her search for identity, Morgana weaves her way through a series of personal and cultural conflicts. She thus interacts with a gromp of fascinating characters: Isadora, her Navajo mentor; Eagle Eyes, a young Indian lawyer seeking to establish his own identity; and Morgana's own parents -- feisty Frank Cruz and elusive Marisol, whose secret holds the key to Morgana's future. Rich in descriptions of Native American and Mexican coming-of-age rituals, the novel will appeal to readers of all ages.A young woman finds the course of her life influenced by her Navajo and Mexican heritage and especially by an older Navajo woman and a young Indian lawyer.