The Girl Who Chased Away Sorrow
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|Genre||Young adult fiction|
|Publisher||Scholastic Inc.New York|
|Preceded by||A Light in the Storm|
|Followed by||A Coal Miner's Bride|
It was released in 1999 in paperback and 2003 in hardcover. The full title is: Girl Who Chased Away Sorrow, The Diary of Sarah Nita, a Navajo Girl - it is part of the Dear America series. It is the story of the removal of the Navajos from their land by the U.S. Government - a 400-mile (640 km) forced winter march to Fort Sumner.
The story starts when Sarah Nita and her granddaughter, who is also called Sarah Nita, sit in the shade of their hogan. Sarah Nita (the grandmother) wants her daughter to write her story so her granddaughter gets out the book the white teacher gave to her and starts writing. The first sentence of the book is "My mother bends over the plants near the red mesa..." It tells how Sara Nita's parents are worried because of the white men and how they are trying to steal the Diné's (the Navajo) land.
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