Where the Broken Heart Still Beats: The Story of Cynthia Ann Parker (Great Episodes) (Paperback)
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At the age of nine, Cynthia Ann Parker was captured in an Indian raid and taken to
live as a slave with the Comanche. Twenty-four years later, she is the wife of a chief
and the mother of a young warrior destined to become the great chief Quanah Parker.
But in 1861, Parker and her infant daughter are recaptured and returned against their
will to a white settlement. This moving story is a riveting examination of the conflicts
between Native Americans and white settlers.
About the Author
Carolyn Meyer is the acclaimed author of more than fifty books for young people. Her many award-winning novels include Mary, Bloody Mary, an ABA Pick of the Lists, an NCSS-CBC Notable Children's Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies, and an ALA Best Book for Young Adults; Anastasia: The Last Grand Duchess, a New York Times bestseller; White Lilacs, an ALA Best Book for Young Adults, an NYPL Best Book for the Teen Age, and an IRA Young Adults' Choice; and Marie, Dancing, a BookSense Pick. Ms. Meyer lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Visit her website at www.readcarolyn.com.
“A skillful examination of how individual identity is determined by cultural and social structures, and of what happens when these are drastically altered.”—Kirkus Reviews
"The captivating characters are well drawn. . . . a fascinating look at the Comanche and their captives and will be enjoyed by teens who like historical fiction and/or are interested in Native Americans and the West." —SLJ