I am trying to find a book that my teacher read to me in the second grade. I can remember the cover – lavender with a photo in the center and two snakes on either side. Snakes were a sort of trope in the book. It was either a coming of age or autobiography of a girl who lived in the SouthWestern US. Unfortunately, that is all I remember.
This young adult book from the 1960s or 1970s was set in the Southwest, maybe Arizona or New Mexico. A girl's parents have divorced so she is sent to live with her father, I think. The song "For everything, turn, turn, turn, there is a season, turn, turn, turn" is featured in the story somehow. Some of the characters in the story are Native American but I'm not sure whether the girl and her father are, or not.