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The girl who chased away sorrow : the diary of Sarah Nita, a Navajo girl / by Ann Turner.

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The narrator describes her experiences as her Navajo tribe is forced to relocate by the U.S. Army in 1864 New Mexico.
Sarah Nita uses her education at the white man's school to write down her grandmother's account of the Long Walk of 1864, during which the Navajo people were driven off their land and forced by soldiers to take refuge in Fort Sumner.
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5-8 Follett Library Resources
5.6 Follett Library Resources
4-6 Baker & Taylor
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader AR 5.1 5.0 32208
Subject: Navajo girls > Social conditions > Juvenile fiction.
Navajo Indians > Relocation > Juvenile fiction.
Navajo Indians > History > Juvenile fiction.

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The Girl Who Chased Away Sorrow : The Diary of Sarah Nita, a Navajo Girl, New Mexico, 1863
The Girl Who Chased Away Sorrow : The Diary of Sarah Nita, a Navajo Girl, New Mexico, 1863
by Turner, Ann Warren; Rinaldi, Ann
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The Girl Who Chased Away Sorrow : The Diary of Sarah Nita, a Navajo Girl, New Mexico, 1863

Ann Warren Turner was born in December 1945. She is an American poet and children's author. Her poetry works include Tickle a Pickle, Street Talk, Mississippi Mud, and Learning to Swim: a Memoir. Her picture books include Dakota Dugout, When Mr. Jefferson Came to Philadelphia: What I Learned of Freedom, Pumpkin Cat, and Sitting Bull Remembers. her novels include: A Hunter Comes Home, Rosemary's Witch, and Hard Hit. She has also won first prize in 1967 from The Atlantic Monthly college creative writing contest and first prize in 1991 from the National Council for the Social Studies for Through the Stars ansd Night Skies. (Bowker Author Biography)

Young adult author Ann Rinaldi was born in New York City on August 27, 1934. After high school, she became a secretary in the business world. She got married in 1960 and stopped working, but after having two children she decided to try writing. In 1969, she wrote a weekly column in the Somerset Messenger Gazette and in 1970 she wrote two columns a week for the Trentonian, which eventually led to her writing features and soft new stories. She published her first novel Term Paper in 1979, but was ultimately drawn to writing historical fiction when her son became involved in reenactments while he was in high school. Her first historical fiction novel was Time Enough for Drums. She also writes for the Dear America series. She currently lives in Somerville, New Jersey with her husband. (Bowker Author Biography)

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