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Running with Changing Woman / written by Lorinda Martinez.

Martinez, Lorinda, (author.).

"Samantha is a Navajo girl attending Atsá Mesa Community School on the Navajo Reservation. Her life has seemed pretty average when one day at school her body suddenly changes. As a ́Diné, Samantha must now prepare for the Diné womanhood ceremony called the Kinaaldá, a ceremony once performed by the Navajo deity, Changing Woman. With her life now filled with more drama than ever before, she's reluctant to participate in the demanding four-day ceremony. With a whirlwind of new adventures and pep talks from those closest to her, Sam's family and her two best friends do their best to help Sam deal with bullies, boys, and her new responsibilities as a Diné woman"--Provided by publisher.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781960830005
  • Physical Description: 326 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: Flagstaff, Arizona : Salina Bookshelf, Inc., [2023]

Content descriptions

Language Note:
Text mainly in English with some Navajo.
Subject: Navajo girls > Juvenile fiction.
Navajo women > Juvenile fiction.
Navajo youth > Juvenile fiction.
Kinaaldá (Navajo rite) > Juvenile fiction.
Navajo Indians > Social life and customs > Juvenile fiction.
Navajo Indians > Rites and ceremonies > Juvenile fiction.
Navajo Nation, Arizona, New Mexico & Utah > Juvenile fiction.
Navajo girls > Fiction.
Navajo women > Fiction.
Navajo youth > Fiction.
Kinaaldá (Navajo rite) > Fiction.
Navajo Indians > Social life and customs > Fiction.
Navajo Indians > Rites and ceremonies > Fiction.
Navajo Nation, Arizona, New Mexico & Utah > Fiction.
Genre: Bildungsromans.

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at Lehigh Carbon Library Cooperative. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Emmaus Public Library.


  • 0 current holds with 1 total copy.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Emmaus Public Library YA FIC MARTINEZ (Text) 36446002108820 New Young Adult Fiction Available -

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