2022 Newbery Honor
Nina is a Lipan girl in our world. She's always felt there was something more out there. She still believes in the old stories.
Oli is a cottonmouth kid, from the land of spirits and monsters. Like all cottonmouths, he's been cast from home. He's found a new one on the banks of the bottomless lake.
Nina and Oli have no idea the other exists. But a catastrophic event on Earth, and a strange sickness that befalls Oli's best friend, will drive their worlds together in ways they haven't been in centuries.
And there are some who will kill to keep them apart.
A Snake Falls to Earth is a breathtaking work of Indigenous futurism. Darcie Little Badger draws on traditional Lipan Apache storytelling structure to weave another unforgettable tale of monsters, magic, and family. It is not to be missed.---from the publisher
352 pages 978-1646140923 Ages 12 and up
Keywords: fantasy, indigenous people, indigenous author, Native American, Native American author, diversity, diverse books, snakes, monsters, magic, family, 12 year old, 13 year old, 14 year old, LGBTQIA, asexual, magical realism, science fiction, 12 year old, 13 year old, 14 year old, multicultural, traditional Apache storytelling