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Year Eleven Saratoga Reads Junior Companion Books

Junior companion books complement our featured book.
Enjoy them with your family!

Grades K-2

Jingle Dancer, by Cynthia Leitich Smith with illustrations by Cornelius Van Wright and Ying-Hwa Hu: Jenna, a member of the Muscogee Nation, borrows jingles from the dresses of several friends and relatives so that she can perform the jingle dance at the powwow. The book includes notes about the jingle dance tradition and its regalia.

Grades 2-3

Indian Shoes, by Cynthia Leitich Smith: In this collection of interrelated stories, Ray Halfmoon, a Seminole-Cherokee boy, gets help from his grandfather in finding creative and amusing solutions to life’s challenges.

Grades 4-6

The Heart of a Chief by local author and educator Joseph Bruchac: In this story an 11-year-old Penacook Indian boy living on a reservation faces his father's absence, a controversy surrounding plans for a casino on a tribal island, and insensitivity toward Native Americans in his school and nearby town. As he confronts these issues, he finds himself taking his first steps toward leadership.

Grades 6-8

Rain Is Not My Indian Name by Cynthia Leitich Smith: Tired of staying in seclusion since the death of her best friend, a 14-year-old Native American girl takes on a photographic assignment with her local newspaper to cover events at the Native American summer youth camp.

Junior Books
The Heart of a Chief cover
Jingle Dancer book cover
Indian Shoes book cover
Rain is Not my Indian Name book cover

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