Give Me Some Truth by Eric Gansworth, Sˑha-weñ na-saeˀ, (Onondaga, Eel Clan), is an enrolled member of Onondaga Nation and grew up on the Tuscarora Indian Nation near Niagara Falls, New York. His book If I Ever Get Out of Here was a Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) of the American Library Association Best Fiction for Young Adults pick and an American Indian Library Association Young Adult Honor selection. Give Me Some Truth follows the lives of Carson Mastick and Magpie Bokoni both living on the Rez for different reasons. Through Give Me Some Truth their interest in music especially the Beatles, John Lennon, and Yoko Ono intertwine with gigs, entering a Battle of the Bands competition, visiting New York, falling in love. Eric Gansworth’s website is www.ericgansworth.com
where the images for his books are in colour. The paintings in traditional media are recast as if created in beadwork, beadwork and silk and velvet, cornhusk dolls, ribbon work, soapstone and basswood carving, sweetgrass weaving and wampum belts.