Apple, Skin to the Core: A Memoir in Words and Pictures, is by Eric Gansworth, an enrolled Onondaga writer and visual artist, born and raised at the Tuscarora Nation. The contents of Apple, Skin to the Core, are arranged along the theme of albums: Apple Records, The Red Album, Dog Street - Side A and Side B, Get Back and Liner Notes. Each set tells the story in words and images of his, his family, and his life on and off Dog Street. These are stories of residential schools and its impact, racism, and relationships. After a fire destroyed the family home, the photos that were saved became part of the images held in the words in this book. Some of the photos were given to Eric Gansworth by his mother, to hold close to where he was raised in the house that used to be there on Dog Street.
American Indian Youth Literature Award-Best Young Adult Book 2022