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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (34 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Deborah Kogan Ray Narrator: Christina Moore Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2013 ISBN: 9781470340124
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Born into the Northern Paiute tribe of Nevada in 1844, Sarah Winnemucca straddled two cultures—the traditional life of her people and the modern ways of her grandfather’s white friends. Sarah was smart and good at languages, so she was able to link the worlds. As she became older, this made her a great leader. 

Sarah used condemning letters, fiery speeches, and her autobiography, Life among the Piutes, to provide detailed accounts of her people’s struggle through years of starvation, unjust relocations, and violent attacks. Deborah Kogan Ray offers a remarkable look at an underrepresented historical figure.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Packed with information.”

    Chicago Tribune

  • “A clear, well written biography of Sarah Winnemucca...The text is well written and organized, including quotations from Winnemucca’s own words.”

    Children’s Literature

  • “Powerful language and blazing orange, earth, and jewel-toned chalk drawings create a stirring testament to one individual’s conviction.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Ray’s descriptive language...create[s] a moving story.”


  • “Powerful...vividly depicts the life of a Native American woman whose efforts to seek justice for the Paiute tribe deserve greater attention.”

    School Library Journal

  • “A compelling introduction to an extraordinary leader.”

    Kirkus Reviews

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katie | 11/11/2013

    " Gorgeous illustrations, wonderful story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cathy Blackler | 9/24/2013

    " Heart wrenching account of Sarah Winnemucca, a Paiute Indian who worked tirelessly to help her people. Beautiful illustrations accompany moving dialogue. Extensive back matter make this a good classroom library addition; for studies of indigenous people as well as Women's History Month. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ellen | 4/11/2013

    " A very informative biography of the complex and often times heartbreaking life of Sarah Winnemucca. Beautifully illustrated. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Edward Sullivan | 4/10/2013

    " An informative introduction to this historical figure that makes good use of quotations from primary sources and some fine illustrations. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kayla | 1/17/2013

    " A wonderful children's biography. A nice touch that Winnemucca's own excerpts and quotes were included. Beautiful illustrations. Very touching and emotional. "

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About the Author

Deborah Kogan Ray’s distinctive picture book biographies include Dinosaur Mountain and Down the Colorado. She lives in Wyndmoor, Pennsylvania.

About the Narrator

Christina Moore is an actress and Earphones Award–winning audiobook narrator. As an actress, she is best known for her roles in the television series That ’70s Show, Hawthorne, and 90210. She is a founding member of Bitches Funny, an all-female sketch group that has performed in New York City and Los Angeles.