Meet Kaya - American Girls Bk 1 Author:Janet Beeler Shaw, Bill Farnsworth (Illustrations), Susan McAliley (Vignettes) This entry in the American Girls series features the character of Kaya, a Native American girl living during the 1760s. Here readers are introduced to Kaya and her family and learn about what life was like in the Nez Percé Indian culture. — It's hard for Kaya not to boast about her beautiful, spirited Appaloosa mare, Steps High. ... more »Kaya wants to be one of the very best horsewomen in the village. But when boasting leads to a daring bareback race, Kaya puts both herself and her horse in danger. And she also endangers her little twin brothers, who've wandered off into the woods during Kaya's race.
Although Kaya finds the boys unharmed, she still must face a punishment. all her friends must too, since one person's actions affected the safety of the whole village. Kaya's mistakes earn her a terrible nickname -- will she ever be able to lose it?« less
Kaya is a Nez Perce girl growing up in 1764. Kaya loves her horse Steps High but her boasting gets her into mischief. She learns that one's choices can have lasting consequences that don't always make you feel good inside. An enjoyable tale of life in a nomadic family group. An excellent story about Kaya and her family.