Title: Morning Girl
Series: No
Publisher: Hyperion Books for Children
Author: Michael Dorris
Age Range: 9-12
Lexile: [?] 980L
AR Level: [?] 4.9
Formats: book, audio
Buy From: buy from buy from
Parents rate this book:
VN:F [1.9.0_1079]
Rating: 5.0/5 (1 vote cast)


Morning Girl, a twelve-year-old Taino, and her younger brother, Star Boy, vividly recreate life on a Bahamian island in 1492 - a life that is rich, complex, and soon to be threatened.


This is a really lovely story, one that both boys and girls will like (told from the perspective of a sister and a brother).  A strong family story and a beautiful view on a simpler time with a family who loves each other and acknowledges each other’s differences.  The reference in the synopsis to a ‘threatened way of life’ is because of the islands discovery by Columbus in the last page of the story.  A note at the end of the book by Columbus implies that he is intent on capturing the people to be servants.


None [?]

Sexual Content





The mother has a miscarriage, described as the mother not being sick, exactly, but `disappointed that the new sister didn’t come’.  It is a little bit sad if you have a very sensitive child.


Nothing to worry about here. Some nice exchanges with the parents and kids as they acknowledge each other’s differences.  A warm, supportive home.



Buy From:

buy from buy from

Book Review: Morning Girl, 5.0 out of 5 based on 1 rating

Leave a Comment

Previous post:

Next post: