Apple: (Skin to the Core) by Gansworth, Eric

Apple: (Skin to the Core)

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Winner of the American Indian Youth Literature Award
Printz Honor Winner
National Book Award Longlist

TIME 10 Best YA and Children's Books of the Year
NPR Best of the Year
Shelf Awareness Best of the Year
Publishers Weekly Big Indie Books of Fall
Amazon Best Book of the Month
AICL Best YA Books of the Year
CSMCL Best Multicultural Children's Books of the Year

Stirring.. Raw and moving.--TIME

Beautiful imagery and with words that soar and scald.--The Buffalo News

Easily one of the best books to be published in 2020. The kind of book bound to save lives.--LitHub

A powerful narrative about identity and belonging.--Paste Magazine

? Timely and important.--Booklist, starred review

? Searing yet dryly funny.--The Bulletin, starred review

? Exceptional.--Shelf-Awareness, starred review

? Captivating.--School Library Journal, starred review

The term Apple is a slur in Native communities across the country. It's for someone supposedly red on the outside, white on the inside.

In Apple (Skin to the Core), Eric Gansworth tells his story, the story of his family--of Onondaga among Tuscaroras--of Native folks everywhere. From the horrible legacy of the government boarding schools, to a boy watching his siblings leave and return and leave again, to a young man fighting to be an artist who balances multiple worlds.

Eric shatters that slur and reclaims it in verse and prose and imagery that truly lives up to the word heartbreaking.

Author: Eric Gansworth
Publisher: Levine Querido
Published: 10/06/2020
Pages: 352
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 1.72lbs
Size: 9.10h x 6.10w x 1.30d
ISBN: 9781646140138
Audience: Young Adult

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 7.6
Point Value: 11
Interest Level: Upper Grade
Quiz #/Name: 517826 / Apple: Skin to the Core: A Memoir in Words and Pictures


Award: Michael L. Printz Award - Honor Book
Award: National Book Awards - Nominee
Award: American Indian Youth Literature Award - Winner


Review Citation(s):
Shelf Awareness 11/24/2020
Booklist 08/01/2020 pg. 48
Kirkus Reviews 08/15/2020
Publishers Weekly 09/28/2020
Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 10/01/2020 - Book Of Special Distinction
Horn Book Magazine 11/01/2020 pg. 124
School Library Journal 12/01/2020 pg. 114
Hornbook Guide to Children 07/01/2020 - Superior,Well Above Average

About the Author
Eric Gansworth, S?ha-weñ na-sae?, is an enrolled Onondaga writer and visual artist, raised at the Tuscarora Nation. His award-winning books include If I Ever Get Out of Here, Give Me Some Truth, Extra Indians, and Apple (Skin to the Core) - winner of the Printz Honor and the American Indian Youth Literature Award. He is a Professor and Lowery Writer-in-Residence at Canisius College.

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