...by Dorothea Susag
Michael Dorris, the author of Morning Girl, helps elementary and middle school children celebrate Columbus Day. In alternating chapters – and in separate voices, Michael Dorris recreates the lives of two Taino children on a Bahamian island in 1492.
The storytellers of Morning Girl can be students in class with a girl taking the voice of Morning Girl (viewpoints of a girl). Girls alternate with boys who speak in the voice of Morning Girl's brother Star Boy. Parents and Christopher Columbus’ conversations are important too. But mostly we discover how differently two children taste, see, smell, touch and hear and utimatelly interpret similar events.