The Christmas Coat: Memories of my Sioux Childhood

Bias, Discrimination & Hate
People, Identity & Culture
Author(s):
Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve
Illustrator(s):
Ellen Beier
Age Group:
6-10
Publisher:
Holiday House
ISBN:
978-0823421343
Year:
Bias, Discrimination & Hate
People, Identity & Culture

Virginia's coat is too small and hardly protects her from the frigid South Dakota winter. As Christmas approaches, all the children on the Sioux reservation look forward to receiving boxes full of clothing sent by congregations in the East. Virginia spots a beautiful gray fur coat but holds back tears as it is claimed by one of her classmates. Later, Virginia can't believe what Mama brings home. 

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