By Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve
This fascinating and poignant modern tale approximately Lakota women and their Laotian pal illuminates for kids and adults the Lakota that means of family members, friendship, lifestyles, and loss of life. within the Lakota method, Lana and her cousin Lori are like sisters, starting to be up jointly lower than the worrying eyes of a longer kinfolk of oldsters and grandparents. additionally like sisters, they've got their proportion of squabbles and fights, but if they meet a brand new lady in class who has lately arrived from Laos, they're drawn nearer by way of their shared friendship, their discoveries approximately cultural transformations, and their adventure with loss and dying. a picture of footprints within the snow, one less than the opposite in order that it looks like just one individual is strolling, turns into the critical compelling snapshot within the tale. "We cannot hold snow from melting," says Grandpa, "But the footprints will constantly be there, whether we will not see them."
Taking her thought from Lakota and Asian scholars in her domestic nation of South Dakota, award-winning kid's author Virginia riding Hawk Sneve has crafted an easy tale of friendship that survives a sad yr, superbly illuminating alongside the way in which many profound truths concerning the human spirit.