Marlene Carvell's book is getting attention

Lovely to see "Sweetgrass Basket" getting much-deserved attention for its complex and poignant portrayal of two sisters' experience at boarding schools. Go look:

There's plenty of hype and self-promotion (not to swipe at the self-proclaimed experts out there - do we really need more athletic star gazing? Bruchac has done great work but the others...enough already!) the real stories of Carlisle come from the connections to relatives who lived the experiment, and SWEETGRASS BASKET is not about the famous athletes, but about two little girls whose lives were influenced by what happened at Carlisle.

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