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By Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve

This captivating and poignant modern tale approximately Lakota women and their Laotian pal illuminates for kids and adults the Lakota which means of family members, friendship, lifestyles, and demise. within the Lakota approach, Lana and her cousin Lori are like sisters, starting to be up jointly below the worrying eyes of a longer kinfolk of folks and grandparents. additionally like sisters, they've got their percentage of squabbles and fights, but if they meet a brand new woman in school who has lately arrived from Laos, they're drawn nearer by way of their shared friendship, their discoveries approximately cultural ameliorations, and their adventure with loss and loss of life. a picture of footprints within the snow, one lower than the opposite in order that it looks like just one individual is strolling, turns into the important compelling picture within the tale. "We cannot continue snow from melting," says Grandpa, "But the footprints will regularly be there, no matter if we won't see them."
Taking her notion from Lakota and Asian scholars in her domestic nation of South Dakota, award-winning kid's author Virginia riding Hawk Sneve has crafted an easy tale of friendship that survives a sad yr, fantastically illuminating alongside the best way many profound truths in regards to the human spirit.

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