Sing to Me of Dreams Book Summary and Study Guide

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Tanu is the daughter of a Native American woman and a white man. She has never met her father, and has grown up with her mother's tribe. However, she turns down a suitor because she senses that her destiny lies away from her mother's people.
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When an epidemic of illness tears through her village
Tanu leaves her home and spends several years at a missionary school where she is renamed Saylah. When she leaves, she accepts a position with the family of Julian Ivy, a patriarch reeling from the desertion of his wife.

The family comes to love and accept Saylah, especially the heir, young Julian. But before she can allow herself to become settled, Saylah/Tanu must reconcile the two cultures that are both her heritage.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   thoughtful Time/era of story    -   1600-1899 Ethnic/Regional/Religion    -   American Indian Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Ethnic/regional/gender life    -   Yes Woman's story?    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Age:    -   a teen Ethnicity/Nationality    -   American Indian


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   5 () United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Pacific NW

Writing Style

Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only    -   descript of kissing Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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