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If I Ever Get out of Here

A Novel With Paintings

By Eric L Gansworth

"A heart-healing, mocs-on-the-ground story of music, family and friendship." -- Cynthia Leitich Smith, author of TANTALIZE and RAIN IS NOT MY INDIAN NAME

Lewis "Shoe" Blake is used to the joys and difficulties of life on the Tuscarora Indian reservation in 1975: the joking, the Fireball games, the snow blowing through his roof. What he's not used to is white people being nice to him -- people like George Haddonfield, whose family recently moved to town with the Air Force. As the boys connect through their mutual passion for music, especially the Beatles, Lewis has to lie more and more to hide the reality of his family's poverty from George. He also has to deal with the vicious Evan Reininger, who makes Lewis the special target of his wrath. But when everyone else is on Evan's side, how can he be defeated? And if George finds out the truth about Lewis's home -- will he still be his friend?

Acclaimed adult author Eric Gansworth makes his YA debut with this wry and powerful novel about friendship, memory, and the joy of rock 'n' roll.

Format

Book

Availability

2 available at Main (Downtown)
  • TF Gansworth, Teen Fiction
  • TF Gansworth, Teen Fiction

Publish Date

2013

ISBN

0545417309


Format: Book
Author: Gansworth, Eric L
Summary: Seventh-grader Lewis "Shoe" Blake from the Tuscarora Reservation has a new friend, George Haddonfield from the local Air Force base, but in 1975 upstate New York there is a lot of tension and hatred between Native Americans and whites--and Lewis is not sure that he can rely on friendship.
Title: If I ever get out of here : a novel with paintings / by Eric Gansworth.
Publisher Date: New York : Arthur A. Levine Books, 2013.
Subject: Tuscarora Indians -- Teen fiction. Indians of North America -- New York (State) -- Teen fiction. Families of military personnel -- Teen fiction. Identity -- Teen fiction. Friendship -- Teen fiction. Race relations -- Teen fiction. New York (State) -- Ethnic relations -- Teen fiction. Tuscarora Nation Reservation (N.Y.) -- Teen fiction. New York (State) -- History -- 20th century -- Teen fiction.
Isbn: 0545417309 9780545417303
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System Items Available: 2
System Items Total: 3
Call Number: TF Gansworth
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Bib Id: 461582

Format: Book
Author: Gansworth, Eric L.
Summary: Seventh-grader Lewis "Shoe" Blake from the Tuscarora Reservation has a new friend, George Haddonfield from the local Air Force base, but in 1975 upstate New York there is a lot of tension and hatred between Native Americans and whites--and Lewis is not sure that he can rely on friendship.
Title: If I ever get out of here : a novel with paintings / by Eric Gansworth.
Edition: 1st ed.
Publisher, Date: New York : Arthur A. Levine Books, 2013.
Description: 359 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Subjects: Tuscarora Indians -- Teen fiction.
Subjects: Indians of North America -- New York (State) -- Teen fiction.
Subjects: Families of military personnel -- Teen fiction.
Subjects: Identity -- Teen fiction.
Subjects: Friendship -- Teen fiction.
Subjects: Race relations -- Teen fiction.
Subjects: New York (State) -- Ethnic relations -- Teen fiction.
Subjects: Tuscarora Nation Reservation (N.Y.) -- Teen fiction.
Subjects: New York (State) -- History -- 20th century -- Teen fiction.
LCCN: 2012030553
ISBN: 0545417309
ISBN: 9780545417303
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 2
Total Copies: 3
Call Number: TF Gansworth