Kinaalda - A Navajo Girl Grows Up is the story of a thirteen-year-old Navajo girl as she prepares and participates in her coming-of-age ceremony. This traditional ceremony is still held by modern-day Navajo and the book shows one family's role in their daughter's Kinaalda. The text explains the origin of the ceremony and how an urban family observes it on the Navajo Reservation. Writer and photographer Monty Roessel is a Navajo freelance photographer. His sensitive text and colour images convey the importance of Elders in passing on traditional knowledge to the younger generation. He is respectful of the sacred elements of the ceremony and explains the details in a manner suitable for young readers. The volume contains a pronunciation guide, map and bibliography. This text is recommended for grades 3 to 6.