Kiki's Journey : Grades : 2 - 6
Kiki and her parents travel back to the Taos Pueblo reservation where she was born to learn more about their Tiwa Indian heritage.
Kiki is a city girl who calls Los Angeles home. But home is also a place filled with expressions of her family's Tiwa Indian heritage. Her parents left the Taos Pueblo reservation long ago, and Kiki hasn't been back since she was a baby. She hardly even remembers what the Pueblo is like, until she returns with her parents during spring break. Suddenly, Kiki feels like a tourist in a place that should feel like home.
Kristy Orona-Ramirez's tender story sensitively portrays the rewards and challenges of contemporary Indian life, and Jonathan Warm Day's vivid illustrations glow with the Southwestern sun.