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Smith, Cynthia Leitich.
New York : HarperCollins, 2001.
IL 5-8
ISBN 0688173977
"Rain is not my Indian name ; not the way people think of Indian names.  But I am an Indian and it is the name my parents gave me."  This is the story of 14 year old Rain who has just lost her best friend.  How does a young girl handle her feelings of loss when she isn't ready to face her pain?  Rain finds her truth through the lens of a camera.  Hired to photograph the local Indian Camp program, Rain at first tries to be objective and not get involved with the campers.  Will her growing awareness of her culture and her experiences at the camp her help come to terms with death? To find out, read RAIN IS NOT MY INDIAN NAME by Cynthia Leitich Smith.
SUBJECTS:     Death -- Fiction.
                        Grief -- Fiction.
                        Photography -- Fiction.
                        Indians of North America -- Fiction.


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