If I Ever Get Out of Here

By GANSWORTH, Eric

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ISBN
978-0-545-41730-3
Publisher
Scholastic Arthur A. Levine


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on September 1, 2013  |  Fiction

Gr 6–9—In 1970s upstate New York, Lewis Blake inhabits two separate universes: the reservation where he lives in poverty with his mother and uncle, and school, where the fact that he is American Indian (and his sardonic sense of humor) has made him an outcast and a victim of bullying. The seventh grader has begun to accept his status until a new kid shows up in his class. George Haddonfield grew up on air force bases around ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on August 1, 2013

Lewis Blake is a brainiac kid from the Tuscarora Indian Reservation in 1970s upstate New York. Beginning his second year (seventh grade) in a mostly white county junior high school, he's tired of not fitting in. He cuts off his braid, tries to hide the fact that he's in the free-lunch program, and even fantasizes about getting plastic surgery. But he also worries that fitting in would mean "stripping my Indian life away completely first." The arrival of newcomer "air force ki...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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