Native American/First People

Historical Novel, Book 1

       YA Novels--aren't just for      young adults any longer!

Native American Historical Series​

Connie Vines

Author of Multi-Genre Fiction

E-book  and Trade Paperback 

Tanayia--Un Murmullo Sobre el Agua  in Print and ebook

For the classroom:  

Book Club, Classroom Discussions, and worksheets are included for Common Core/NCLB units.

Lexile Level: 700

Middle School - High School 


Library Book and Chapter of the Month Clubs

Apacheria, 1880

Tanayia is alone in the world.  Her village destroyed and her people murdered by a group of revolutionaries who now hold her hostage.  A daring escape on the edge of Cochise's strong-hold saves Tanayia's life, but she discovers her ordeal is only beginning.

Forced to live in a government run boarding school, Tanayia is stripped of her identity. The headmistress is bent on destroying Tay, but Jacob Five-Wounds stands in her way. Jacob urges Tay to run away with him—but diphtheria strikes the school. Now, Tanayia must make a choice, a choice she knows may cost her both, Jacob and his love. 

“This well-researched novel is taunt with all the tensions and passions of any tale in which the characters are trapped. That Sister Enid eventually gets her comeuppance (and from a native doctor, too) is only just and satisfying, and an epilogue tells of both the compromises and the triumphs of Tay’s marriage to Jacob Five-
Wounds (once a fellow inmate of the school.”

A-! ~ The McQuark Review