The Girl in the Photograph
by Sen. Byron L. Dorgan, former U.S. Senator from North Dakota.
Submitted by Pat Skrentny Lamb
This non-fiction book tells the story of a young girl that Senator Dorgan became aware of after seeing her very sad picture in the newspaper. The Native American child had been abused by her foster parents when she was two years old which led to PTSD and homelessness later in life.
This book discusses her problems plus other issues Native Americans face because of treatment by the federal government regarding healthcare, jobs, and education. Senator Dorgan also introduces the reader to young Native Americans and other who are making a difference and how they and the federal government can help improve the lives of those living on reservations.