"The heroine of Little Star Sleeping is Gracie Ann, a passionate seventeen-year old. She's made some serious problems for herself and finds herself embroiled in family troubles. Her mother decides to pull her, unceremoniously, from her home in Wisconsin and set her down on a Native American reservation in the upper Mojave Desert. Gracie's aunt-only dimly remembered--teaches there. "Gracie meets the Native American healer; he seems to have been waiting for her. She is drawn from her rebellious unsociability into his sweat lodge, swept up in the power of the lodge, and soon pressed into aiding her aunt in the classroom, sharing the writing of poetry with the young 'rez' students-the 'coyotes.' "In spite of stubborn pride, Gracie has her heart pried open by love, a vision quest, and tragedy.. "A Native American reservation creates the perfect setting for this compelling coming-of-age novel. This is a book you don't want to miss." -Jane Elsdon, 2005 Poet Laureate of San Luis Obispo, California, and prize-winning author of poetry, short fiction, and seven books.