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    Distributor: Random House, Inc. Availability: Available On Sale Date: Jun 07, 2022 Carton Quantity: 36 $10.99 CAD
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Rez Dogs
By (author): Joseph Bruchac
Joseph Bruchac

Imprint:

Dial Books

ISBN:

9780593326220

Product Form:

Paperback

Form detail:

Digest
Paperback , Digest
English

Audience:

Children: Age (years) 8 - 12, Grade (US) 3 - 7
Jun 07, 2022
$10.99 CAD
Active

Dimensions:

7.75in x 5.06 x 0.54 in | 0.31 lb

Page Count:

192 pages
Dial Books for Young Readers
Dial Books
JUVENILE FICTION / People & Places / United States / Native American
 
Jane Addams Children's Book Award 2021, Short-listed
From the U.S.’s foremost indigenous children’s author comes a middle grade verse novel set during the COVID-19 pandemic, about a Wabanaki girl’s quarantine on her grandparents’ reservation and the local dog that becomes her best friend

Malian loves spending time with her grandparents at their home on a Wabanaki reservation. She’s there for a visit when, suddenly, all travel shuts down. There’s a new virus making people sick, and Malian will have to stay with her grandparents for the duration.



Everyone is worried about the pandemic, but Malian knows how to keep her family and community safe: She protects her grandparents, and they protect her. She doesn’t go outside to play with friends, she helps her grandparents use video chat, and she listens to and learns from their stories. And when Malsum, one of the dogs living on the rez, shows up at their door, Malian’s family knows that he’ll protect them too.



Told in verse inspired by oral storytelling, this novel about the COVID-19 pandemic highlights the ways Malian’s community has cared for one another through plagues of the past, and how they keep caring for one another today.

Joseph Bruchac is the premier Native American voice writing for children: The coronavirus pandemic has disproportionately impacted Native communities, and Joseph Bruchac is the right person to tell part of that story.

Novel in verse: This is his first verse novel, but Joseph Bruchac is an accomplished poet and the writing in this novel is spare, moving, and lovely.

Putting the coronavirus crisis in context: For Malian and indigenous people in America, this pandemic is the latest in a series of threats to their survival. These threats are tied up with European colonization of Native land, and COVID-19 is part of that story.

A girl and her dog: Malian meets Malsum, the local rez dog, in the first pages of the novel and he is her companion as she becomes part of the reservation community herself.

Contemporary indigenous story: Many novels about indigenous people are historical, but this one represents current life on a reservation in the Northeast.

Joseph Bruchac is an award-winning Abenaki poet, novelist, storyteller, and scholar of indigenous culture. His work has appeared in hundreds of publications from Akwesasne Notes and American Poetry Review to National Geographic and Parabola. He has written more than 160 books for adults and children, including Code Talker: A Novel About the Navajo Marines of World War Two, Talking Leaves, and Two Roads.

Author Residence: Greenfield Center, NY

Praise for Rez Dogs

Kirkus Reviews Best Books
School Library Journal Best Books 
NPR Books We Love
NCTE/CLA Notable Children’s Books in the Language Arts Award
Nerdy Book Club Award—Best Poetry and Novels in Verse
Chicago Public Library Best Fiction for Younger Readers 
Jane Addams Children’s Book Award Finalist
NCSS-CBC Notable Social Studies Trade Books
North Carolina Junior Book Award Nominee
Wisconsin’s Just One More Page Reading List

★ “Hidden throughout this moving novel in verse, old stories are discovered like buried treasures.”—Kirkus, starred review

★ “Bruchac intricately interweaves past and present stories…in this rewarding intergenerational narrative.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review

★ “Deftly handles weighty issues and provides readers a story they can connect with…[A] dose of hope for the future.”—School Library Journal, starred review

★ “Story telling is an important part of culture, and Bruchac is a masterful storyteller who weaves culture with narrative."—School Library Connection, starred review

“With this gentle book, Bruchac offers children another story to expand their worlds and hearts.”—Booklist

“A gentle book about family and history.”—Betsy Bird for A Fuse #8 Production/SLJ

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