Island of the Blue Dolphins : The Complete Reader's Edition / Scott O'Dell.
- Berkeley, CA : University of California Press, 
1 online resource
- Indians of North America -- Fiction.
Indians of North America -- Juvenile fiction.
Islands -- Fiction.
Survival -- Fiction.
- In English.
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- Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web.
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- This is the first authoritative edition of one of the most significant children's books of the twentieth century. Winner of the 1961 Newbery Medal, Island of the Blue Dolphins tells the story of a girl left alone for eighteen years in the aftermath of violent encounters with Europeans on her home island off the coast of Southern California. This special edition includes two excised chapters, published here for the first time, as well as a critical introduction and essays that offer new background on the archaeological, legal, and colonial histories of Native peoples in California. Sara L. Schwebel explores the composition history and editorial decisions made by author Scott O'Dell that ensured the success of Island of the Blue Dolphins at a time when second-wave feminism, the civil rights movement, and multicultural education increasingly influenced which books were taught. This edition also considers how readers might approach the book today, when new archaeological evidence is emerging about the "Lone Woman of San Nicolas Island," on whom O'Dell's story is based, and Native peoples are engaged in the reclamation of indigenous histories and ongoing struggles for political sovereignty.
Composition of Island of the Blue Dolphins
Text of the First Edition of Island of the Blue Dolphins
Chapters Excised from Island of the Blue Dolphins Drafts
Commentary and Contextualization
Archaeology, Island of the Blue Dolphins, and the Lone Woman of San Nicolas Island / Vellanoweth, René L.
A Counterstory of Native American Persistence / Goldberg, Carole
- Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 20. Sep 2019)
- De Gruyter.
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- De Gruyter University Press Library.
- Publisher Number:
- 10.1525/9780520964068 doi
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- Restricted for use by site license.
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