Rez Dogs by Joseph Bruchac audiobook

Rez Dogs

By Joseph Bruchac
Read by Joseph Bruchac

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    ISBN: 9780593411346

****Four starred reviews!****   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.

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****Four starred reviews!****   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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Hidden throughout this moving novel in verse, old stories are discovered like buried treasures.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“Intricately interweaves past and present stories…with a deft touch in this rewarding intergenerational narrative.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Bruchac is a masterful storyteller who weaves culture with narrative and allows the reader to truly be a part of the story." School Library Connection (starred review)
“Native American author Joseph Bruchac narrates his novel in verse, capturing all its storytelling qualities on audio…Bruchac speaks slowly and deliberately…Malsum is a silent but ever-present participant in this gentle story sprinkled with Wabanaki words.” AudioFile
“With this gentle book, Bruchac offers children another story to expand their worlds and hearts.” Booklist

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Author Bio: Joseph Bruchac

Author Bio: Joseph Bruchac

Joseph Bruchac is a highly acclaimed children’s book author, poet, novelist, and storyteller, as well as a scholar of Native American culture. His work has appeared in hundreds of publications, from Akwesasne Notes and American Poetry Review to National Geographic and Parabola. He has authored many books for adults and children, including Code Talker: A Novel About the Navajo Marines of World War Two, Skeleton Man, and The Heart of a Chief.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 1.60
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English