When Louise Wolfe (Muscogee Creek) sees her boyfriend mock and disrespect Native people in front of her, she breaks it off and dumps him over e-mail. She'd rather spend her senior year with her family and friends and working on the school newspaper. Paired up with Joey Kairouz, an ambitious new photojournalist, Lou covers the backlash to the school musical director's inclusive approach to casting The Wizard of Oz. As tensions mount at school, so does a romance between Lou and Joey. But 'dating while Native' can be difficult. In trying to protect her own heart, will Lou break Joey's?
by Cynthia Leitich Smith