Who Will Tell My Brother?

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Unlike his older brother, Evan Hill was born looking like his white mother rather than his Mohawk father. In waging a struggle against his high school’s Indian mascot, Evan follows in his brother’s footsteps.

Available in paperback only.  Marlene Carvell,  Who Will Tell My Brother? 2002.

Unlike his older brother, Evan Hill was born looking like his white mother rather than his Mohawk father. In waging a struggle against his high school’s Indian mascot, Evan follows in his brother’s footsteps, taking on a task that is “a matter of honor, a matter of respect.” Journal entries that are quiet, moving, and very readable express Evan’s deep shame and great determination as he tries to get the students, teachers, principal, and school board to listen to him. “I simply have no choice. I have no choice,” he says. When he addresses the school board in his “monthly plea for justice,” they condescendingly explain to him that “racism is a matter of opinion.” In the face of escalating name-calling, threats and even physical attacks by some of the students, Evan stands strong. He knows what he has to do.