Rising Voices is a collection of the prose and poems of Indian students. They are an inspirational example to any young person and cover topics in the areas of heritage, family, identity, ritual and ceremony and harsh reality.
Alan Barlow, a sixth grader, from the Utah Navajo Reservation writes "My Poems."
I am a sun poet
sitting on a ray
of streaming light
Quickly, my poems
shine down on the earth
in grains of
Alan continues as a rain poet, a sea poet, a building poet and a space poet in golden words that fall like gems from the mouth of a child.