Fiction. Young Adult Novel. Native American Studies. BROKEN TRAIL is the story a thirteen-year-old white boy, the son of United Empire Loyalists, who has been captured and adopted by the Oneida people. Striving to find his vision oki that will guide him in his quest to become a warrior, Broken Trail disavows his white heritage—he considers himself Oneida. But everything changes when Broken Trail, alone in the woods on his vision quest, is mistakenly shot by a redcoat soldier.
Jean Rae Baxter writes for both an adult general audience and for young readers. Her five-volume "Forging a Nation" series of young adult novels about the United Empire Loyalists and their First Nations allies, published by Ronsdale Press, has won many awards. Most recently she is the author of THE WHITE ONEIDA (2014) and HOPE'S JOURNEY (2015), also published by Ronsdale. Jean lives in Hamilton, Ontario.
Author City: KINGSTON, ON CAN