A Really Good Brown Girl

A Really Good Brown Girl

Book - 2015
Average Rating:
Rate this:
Poetry. Native American Studies. Deluxe redesign of the Gerald Lampert Award-winning classic. On the occasion of the press's 40th anniversary, Brick Books is proud to present the fourth of six new editions of classic books from our back catalogue. This edition of A REALLY GOOD BROWN GIRL features a new Introduction by Lee Maracle, a new Afterword by the author and a new cover and design by the renowned typographer Robert Bringhurst. First published in 1996, A REALLY GOOD BROWN GIRL is a fierce, honest and courageous account of what it takes to grow into one's self and one's Metis heritage in the face of myriad institutional and cultural obstacles. It is an indispensable contribution to Canadian literature.

I am looking at a school picture, grade five, I am smiling easily…I look poised, settled, like I belong. I won an award that year for most improved student. I learned to follow really well.
--from a prose memoir by the author


"No other book so exonerates us, elevates us and at the same time indicts Canada in language so eloquent it almost hurts to hear it."--Lee Maracle, from the Introduction
Publisher: London, Ontario :, Brick Books,, 2015.
Edition: Brick Books Classics first edition.
Copyright Date: ℗♭2015.
ISBN: 9781771313452
Branch Call Number: 811.54 Dumon
Characteristics: 104 pages : portraits ; 22 cm.
Additional Contributors: Maracle, Lee


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Summary

EPLPicks_Teen Mar 24, 2010

Poignant, humorous, and fierce, these poems offer insight into discrimination and the ability of individuals to transcend cultural and racial barriers.


Add a Comment

There are no comments for this title yet.

Age Suitability

Add Age Suitability

There are no age suitabilities for this title yet.


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number

Subject Headings


Find it at OPL

To Top