COMING SOON! "INDIGENOUS POETRY"
BLACK, RED, YELLOW, & WHITE LIES MATTER TOO
This fascinating family history is a unique collection of Marie Machado’s research notes on the lives of her many famous ancestors, collected over 15 years of genealogical and DNA studies…but with a twist. Marie’s great-grandmother was said to be the first indigenous woman to marry a colonist. Her mother's grandfather is rumored to have been a duke who lost everything. Other ancestors were King James, the Medicis, Plantagenets, and more. Her mitochondrial DNA matches Mary Magdalene and Mumia Juanita of Peru, and her father’s mother’s mitochondrial DNA matches Egyptian mummies. Other ancestors are Native Americans from several tribes, and from various Asian countries. Her family literally has the blood of the world running through their veins.
Since the world has been telling their stories for centuries, she wants to tell it too, her way, using extensive family tree research, documents, ships manifests, DNA, and genetic and chromosome mapping.
LA CH'UUPALO; THE CONQUEROR
In this young adult fantasy adventure novel, a teenage girl sets out to save her tribe and sister-tribes, herself, the women and girls, and essentially the whole world. She defies her grandfather in the beginning, gets her sister and herself into great trouble, yet eventually saves many lives and earns the respect of the warriors, everyone, and most important her grandfather. In the end, there is a battle, and she meets a new beau.
The theme of the book is tolerance. The young heroine exudes strength, morals, and love of family. Her new beau is also strong, but she takes the lead. If a Knight in Shining Armor comes along, great, if not, girls must be able to protect themselves and each other.