Dre has waited twelve summers to become a man, but during his ceremony the chief banishes his uncle, and even Dre himself. Thrust into the desert, he struggles to protect himself and his mother from his drug-addicted uncle—and certain death in the barren land.
With only a golden eagle to guide him, Dre struggles to find a source of food and water for his mother. Abuse from his uncle and trouble with a neighboring clan could destroy his chance for survival and keep him from finding his place in the world. Dre must learn what real manhood is if he hopes to survive in the harsh environment.
Praise for Banished
“Monson well deserves the title of storyteller, for she has truly captured the music echoing
from Hopi tradition and culture.” Marilyn Brown Award
Utah Valley University Marilyn Brown Award, 1st Place Winner
Utah Arts Council, 2nd Place Winner