I Can Make This Promise by Christine Day (Upper Skagit) is the journaling story of Edie who wonders where her name actually comes from. After finding photos and letters in her attic with her friends, twelve-year old Edie is on a quest to find out why she is named after glamourous Edith Graham. The mystery begins to unravel amidst challenging and new friendships. A keen artist, Edie paints to find the beauty others have missed in her landscapes when she begins to include her people who lived in the area previously. She finds her way home to her relatives through her mother’s story of racism, cultural and community loss, and lack of connections that occurred when children were taken away from their families. Between the 1940s and 1970s, about one third of Native children, according to this story were separated from their families until the US Congress passed the Indian Child Welfare Act in 1978. This story is a must read and is highly recommended for grades 6 to 8.