Morning Girl and her brother struggle to get along with each other, since they are as opposite as night and day. They also compete with each other for attention from their parents.
The author presents sibling rivalry and other social challenges in a believable way, in the historical context of a Native American community. This is a short book that provides multiple opportunities for interesting discussions.
"Names are strange and special gifts. There are names you give to yourself and names you show the world, names that stay for a short while and names that remain with you forever, names that come from things you do and names you receive as presents from other people. No one would forget that my brother had once been Hungry, but today they would listen for who he had become."
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