A young girl receives a special message from a sacred Lakota leader about her power to change the world …
Twelve-year-old Moraline is about to run away from her problems—again.
Since moving from New York to California, Moraline has been pushing against a hot dry wind whenever trouble happens. But a chance encounter with a mysterious Lakota spirit puts Moraline on the path toward understanding the power she holds in fighting injustice.
She feels helpless by herself, but she starts to gain new friendships with Serenity, a girl mourning the loss of her mother, Amani, an immigrant from the Congo, and Edmundo, a boy of Mexican heritage struggling with the injustices of child labor. Together, they face some of the biggest issues of their time head-on.
Moraline is an impactful story for social justice education, environmental awareness, and racial literacy.
Targeted Age Group:: 8-12
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
Moraline” is the literary embodiment of the mission I set forth in Rising Advocates, an organization that will help new generations find their voice by teaching conflict analysis, resolution, and peacebuilding skills.
“Moraline” is the story of an outcast sixth-grade girl that covers important themes of racial literacy, social justice, and interconnectedness with the earth and people around us. My primary goal with Moraline has been to utilize storytelling to foster peacebuilding skills. These skills bring conflict analysis and resolution and form advocacy tools for kids, Through the flexibility of fiction there can be conversations facilitated about racism, earth stewardship, and social justice.