Author of: "Poneasequa Goddess Of The Waters"
Genre: Young Adult Native American/Multicultural/ages 8-13
NEW BOOK BRINGS FOCUS ON CONTEMPORARY NATIVE AMERICANS
"Poneasequa, The Goddess Of The Waters Is The Coming Age Story Of A
Somerset, NJ June 29, 2009- Native Americans are still here. Author Stephanie
Duckworth-Elliot lets us know this in her debut Young Adult Book, "Poneasequa,
The Goddess Of The Waters." The story follows McKenzie Jones, a young girl
who is not really into her culture, and her journey to becoming comfortable
in her own skin. "This was me, says Duckworth-Elliot of her upbringing on
Martha's Vineyard. "I didn't want to be different."
Noted Native American Author, Joseph Bruchac endorses Poneasequa saying,
"It's good to welcome a new Native writer to the field of children's literature,
and especially one who speaks so clearly and accurately about the lives of
contemporary southern New England American Indians as does Stephanie
Welcome Aboard Stephanie!