Chronicle Books



(Skin to the Core)
Eric Gansworth
Levine Querido
Winner of the American Indian Youth Literature AwardPrintz Honor WinnerNational Book Award LonglistTIME 10 Best YA and Children's Books of the Year
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★ "Exceptional."
—Shelf-Awareness, starred review

Winner of the American Indian Youth Literature Award
Printz Honor Winner
National Book Award Longlist
TIME 10 Best YA and Children's Books of the Year
NPR Best of the Year
Shelf Awareness Best of the Year
Publishers Weekly Big Indie Books of Fall
Amazon Best Book of the Month
AICL Best YA Books of the Year
CSMCL Best Multicultural Children's Books of the Year

The term "Apple" is a slur in Native communities across the country. It's for someone supposedly "red on the outside, white on the inside."

In Apple (Skin to the Core), Eric Gansworth tells his story, the story of his family—of Onondaga among Tuscaroras—of Native folks everywhere. From the horrible legacy of the government boarding schools, to a boy watching his siblings leave and return and leave again, to a young man fighting to be an artist who balances multiple worlds.

Eric shatters that slur and reclaims it in verse and prose and imagery that truly lives up to the word heartbreaking.
Format: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 5.9 X 9
Age Range: Levine Querido
Publication Date: 09/06/2022
ISBN: 9781646142033

"Stirring.. Raw and moving."

"Beautiful imagery and with words that soar and scald."
—The Buffalo News

"Easily one of the best books to be published in 2020. The kind of book bound to save lives."

"A powerful narrative about identity and belonging."
—Paste Magazine

★ "Timely and important."
—Booklist, starred review

★ "Searing yet dryly funny."
—The Bulletin, starred review

★ "Exceptional."
—Shelf-Awareness, starred review

★ "Captivating."
—School Library Journal, starred review