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  1. 4.6 hrs • 8/23/2016 • Unabridged

    A new work of historical fiction about Sequoyah and the creation of the Cherokee alphabet, from the acclaimed author of Code Talker Thirteen-year-old Uwohali has not seen his father, Sequoyah, for many years. So when Sequoyah returns to the village, Uwohali is eager to reconnect. But Sequoyah’s new obsession with making strange markings causes friends and neighbors in their tribe to wonder whether he is crazy, or worse—practicing witchcraft. What they don’t know, and what Uwohali discovers, is that Sequoyah is a genius and his strange markings are actually an alphabet representing the sounds of the Cherokee language. The story of one of the most important figures in Native American history is brought to life for middle grade readers.

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    Talking Leaves

    4.6 hrs • 8/23/16 • Unabridged
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  2. 4.8 hrs • 8/23/2016 • Unabridged

    In order for Suzette’s papa to stay with his Ojibwe family year round, he must win the fur-trapping competition at Fort La Pointe Island in Lake Superior. But a troublemaker is sabotaging the competition—and making it seem like her papa’s fault! To keep her family together, Suzette must use both her French and Ojibwe heritage to solve a dangerous mystery in this thrilling mix of historical fact and fiction.

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    Trouble at Fort La Pointe

    4.8 hrs • 8/23/16 • Unabridged
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  3. 4.1 hrs • 7/8/2016 • Unabridged

    Young Tepary Jones leads a life of constant adventure. But he gets more excitement than even he can handle when he plays a flute he finds in an ancient ruin. Magic from the Distant Time changes him into a bushy-tailed woodrat and ensnares him in a world of danger and suspense. His parents don’t realize what’s happened to him—only his dog Dusty knows. With Dusty alone to protect him from nightly predators, Tepary must unravel the mystery behind the owner of the flute—Kokopelli himself. In Kokopelli’s Flute, award-winning author Will Hobbs has created a unique and richly imagined world celebrating the timeless magic of nature and the lessons it teaches. Johnny Heller’s entrancing narration continues a tradition of excellence started in A Christmas Sonata and The Hostage.

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    Kokopelli’s Flute

    4.1 hrs • 7/8/16 • Unabridged
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  4. 2.0 hrs • 6/1/2016 • Unabridged

    Award-winning author Helen Frost takes us into the breathtaking Alaskan winter landscape in this thrilling adventure with a touch of fantasy. Twelve-year-old Willow—whose heritage is both Athabascan Indian and European—wants nothing more than to mush the sled dogs to her grandparents’ home. After pressing her parents for some time, she is finally allowed to go alone. But when she commits a critical mistake, Willow wonders how she’ll ever make things right again.

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    Diamond Willow

    2.0 hrs • 6/1/16 • Unabridged
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  5. 0.1 hrs • 5/10/2016 • Unabridged

    Thunder Boy Jr. is named after his dad, but he wants a name that’s all his own. Just because people call his dad Big Thunder doesn’t mean he wants to be Little Thunder. He wants a name that celebrates something cool he’s done, like Touch the Clouds, Not Afraid of Ten Thousand Teeth, or Full of Wonder. But just when Thunder Boy Jr. thinks all hope is lost, he and his dad pick the perfect name … a name that is sure to light up the sky.

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    Thunder Boy Jr.

    Illustrations by Yuyi Morales
    0.1 hrs • 5/10/16 • Unabridged
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  6. 5.6 hrs • 2/23/2016 • Unabridged

    In Alaska, 1970, being a teenager here isn’t like being a teenager anywhere else. This deeply moving and authentic debut is for fans of Rainbow Rowell, Louise Erdrich, Sherman Alexie, and Benjamin Alire Saenz. Intertwining stories of love, tragedy, wild luck, and salvation on the edge of America’s Last Frontier introduce a writer of rare talent. Ruth has a secret that she can’t hide forever. Dora wonders if she can ever truly escape where she comes from, even when good luck strikes. Alyce is trying to reconcile her desire to dance, with the life she’s always known on her family’s fishing boat. Hank and his brothers decide it’s safer to run away than to stay home—until one of them ends up in terrible danger. Four very different lives are about to become entangled. This unforgettable book is about people who try to save each other—and how sometimes, when they least expect it, they succeed.

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  7. 4.8 hrs • 2/4/2016 • Unabridged

    Newbery Award–winning author Jean Craighead George is beloved for her classic tales about wildlife. When Charlie learns about the Native American belief that ravens can cure sickness, he brings home a nestling to help his ill grandfather. Together, Charlie and Granddad care for the bird and learn valuable lessons about life and death, responsibility, and protecting nature.

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    Charlie’s Raven

    4.8 hrs • 2/4/16 • Unabridged
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  8. 5.9 hrs • 12/21/2015 • Unabridged

    Throughout World War II, in the conflict fought against Japan, Navajo code talkers were a crucial part of the US effort, sending messages back and forth in an unbreakable code that used their native language. They braved some of the heaviest fighting of the war, and with their code, they saved countless American lives. Yet their story remained classified for more than twenty years. But now Joseph Bruchac brings their stories to life for young adults through the riveting fictional tale of Ned Begay, a sixteen-year-old Navajo boy who becomes a code talker. His grueling journey is eye-opening and inspiring. This deeply affecting novel honors all of those young men, like Ned, who dared to serve, and it honors the culture and language of the Navajo Indians.

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    Code Talker

    5.9 hrs • 12/21/15 • Unabridged
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  9. 5.4 hrs • 12/4/2015 • Unabridged

    In this long-awaited sequel to the Newbery Medal–winning Julie of the Wolves, Miyax returns to the village she left long before and finds her lost father. But things have changed during her absence. Her father is no longer the man who had lived in grace with the sea and the land. He has forsaken his Eskimo heritage in favor of marriage with a white, American schoolteacher and is determined to shoot the wolves who threaten his carabou—the same wolves who saved Miyax’s life. With the help of a handsome young man from Siberia, Miyax struggles to save her wolves and the way of life she cherishes. A stunning portrait of the Alaskan tundra and the clash of modern and Eskimo cultures, Julie will delight and enlighten listeners of all ages.

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    Julie

    5.4 hrs • 12/4/15 • Unabridged
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  10. 0.1 hrs • 6/29/2015 • Unabridged

    Hiawatha’s boyhood is gracefully brought to life against a background of authentic Native American music in this excerpt from Longfellow’s classic poem.

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    Hiawatha

    0.1 hrs • 6/29/15 • Unabridged
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  11. 1.0 hrs • 12/5/2014 • Unabridged

    A young Indian boy from Nipigon country in the Canadian wilderness carves a twelve-inch canoe with a kneeling Indian figure and frees it to undertake a journey to the Atlantic Ocean in his place. He must stay home and help his father but yearns to learn about the world beyond his life in the village. Four years later this tiny vessel reaches its destination, ending a journey fraught with danger, excitement, and beauty. Taking the listener through the Great Lakes to the Atlantic Ocean, Holling Clancy Holling gives us a treasure chest of geography and natural science wrapped in an unforgettably beautiful story. This timeless award-winning book has been a favorite of families for over sixty years.

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    Paddle-to-the-Sea

    1.0 hrs • 12/5/14 • Unabridged
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  12. 4.4 hrs • 9/4/2014 • Unabridged

    Alaska, 1848. A young Eskimo boy witnesses the birth of an ice whale, which he calls Siku. But when he guides whalers to a pod, all the whales are killed. For this, the boy receives a curse of banishment. Through the generations, this curse is handed down. Siku returns in reality and in dreams to haunt each descendant. The curse is finally broken when a daughter saves the whale, and he in turn saves her.

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    Ice Whale

    4.4 hrs • 9/4/14 • Unabridged
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  13. 4.5 hrs • 6/25/2014 • Unabridged

    From the most celebrated children’s nature writer of our time comes a posthumous new novel in the tradition of her Newbery Award-winning Julie of the Wolves. In 1848 in Barrow, Alaska, a young Eskimo boy witnesses a rare sight—the birth of a bowhead, or ice whale, that he calls Siku. But when he unwittingly guides Yankee whalers to a pod of bowhead whales, all the whales are killed. For this act, the boy receives a curse of banishment. Through the generations, this curse is handed down. Siku, the ice whale, returns year after year, in reality and dreams, to haunt each descendant. The curse is finally broken when a daughter recognizes and saves the whale, and he in turn saves her. Told in alternating voices, both human and whale, Jean Craighead George’s last novel is an ambitious and touching take on the interconnectedness of humans, animals, and the earth they depend on.

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    Ice Whale

    4.5 hrs • 6/25/14 • Unabridged
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  14. 2.5 hrs • 5/14/2014 • Unabridged

    Anikwa and James, twelve years old in 1812, spend their days fishing, trapping, and exploring together in the forests of the Indiana Territory. To Anikwa and his family, members of the Miami tribe, this land has been home for centuries. As traders, James’ family has ties to the Miami community as well as to the American soldiers in the fort. Now tensions are rising—the British and American armies prepare to meet at Fort Wayne for a crucial battle, and Native Americans from surrounding tribes gather in Kekionga to protect their homeland. After trading stops and precious commodities, like salt, are withheld, the fort comes under siege and war ravages the land. James and Anikwa, like everyone around them, must decide where their deepest loyalties lie. Can their families—and their friendship—survive? In Salt, Printz Honor author Helen Frost offers a compelling look at a difficult time in history.

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    Salt

    2.5 hrs • 5/14/14 • Unabridged
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  15. 7.3 hrs • 12/1/2013 • Unabridged

    Twelve-year-old Mary Jemison took for granted her peaceful days on her family’s farm in eastern Pennsylvania. But on a spring day in 1758, something happened that changed her life forever. When a band of warriors invades the Jemisons’ house and takes the family captive, Mary is separated from her parents and siblings. She travels with the Indians to southern Ohio and later to a Seneca village on the Genesee River in what is now western New York. Mary’s new life is not easy. She misses her family terribly and is unaccustomed to Seneca ways. But even after her several unsuccessful attempts to run away, the Indians are kind to Mary and teach her many things about the earth, its plants, and its creatures. She develops deep bonds with the animals and even her captors. When Mary is finally given the chance to return to the world of white men, she struggles with her newfound feelings. Based on a true story, this is the unforgettable tale of the legendary “White Woman of the Genesee.”

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    Indian Captive by Lois Lenski

    Indian Captive

    7.3 hrs • 12/1/13 • Unabridged
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    3.2 hrs • 6/1/2013 • Unabridged

    It is December 1681, and the words of Mr. Baggot, the tithingman, terrify young William. William is living a strange double life. By day he is a printer’s apprentice living in a white man’s house. By night, he is Weetasket of the Narraganset tribe who must risk Baggot’s wrath to search for his lost brother. Then comes the winter celebration of the Saturnalia—the ancient Roman holiday on which masters and slaves trade roles. Will William’s secrets be revealed? And what dark deeds of others will be brought to light on this fateful night?

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    Saturnalia by Paul Fleischman

    Saturnalia

    3.2 hrs • 6/1/13 • Unabridged
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