Minnesota, 1852: Now that white settlers have taken over the Island of the Golden-Breasted Woodpecker, twelve-year-old Omakayas and her family must search for a new home where they can live in peace. As they journey westward, they face many challenges: the fearsome Bwaanag tribe, a raid in which all their belongings are stolen, near-starvation, and the loss of a loved one. Author's note on the Ojibwe language. Glossary. Book notes. Black-and-white illustrations.
The Porcupine YearBook Verdict
ISBN: 9780060297886 Format: Print Book Edition: - Publisher: HarperCollins Page Count: 208 Trim Size: 5 1/2" x 8 1/4" Dewey Classification: F Accelerated Reader: Level: 5.6, Points: 6 Scholastic Reading Counts: Level: 5.5, Points: 11 Lexile: Level: 840L Awards & Honors: 2009 Notable Books for a Global Society Genre: Fiction.
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