Series: PathFinders


FIRE FIGHT by Jacqueline  Guest
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Despite the compelling premise, this latest book from Guest falls short of its potential. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Kai Hunter will not go to foster care. When her grandmother dies and leaves her all alone, she runs away from the Stoney Reserve near Calgary, Alberta, to make a new life for herself. Read full book review >
WALKING TWO WORLDS by Joseph Bruchac
Released: April 15, 2015

"Captivating and brief enough to be an easy sell for reluctant readers, this effort combines a snapshot of history with a skillful multicultural portrayal. (Historical fiction. 9-14)"
Ely, a Seneca Indian, has been sent to a boarding school to learn the ways of white people in hopes that he can become an effective representative for his people. Read full book review >
NO NAME by Tim Tingle
Released: Oct. 25, 2014

"Expressive and many-layered. (Fiction. 12-16)"
In a simply but lyrically told tale, a Choctaw boy builds himself a hole in the ground to hide from his alcoholic father. Read full book review >
SON WHO RETURNS by Gary Robinson
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 1, 2014

"Free of crises and melodrama, a buoyant take on the theme of embracing one's family heritage. (Fiction. 10-13)"
Powwow drums call a modern teen to reconnect with his Native American roots. Read full book review >
LITTLE BROTHER OF WAR by Gary Robinson
Released: Aug. 1, 2013

"This worthy tale is definitely agenda-driven, but the cultural and historical information is laid onto the story with a light hand. (author's note) (Fiction. 10-13)"
A traditional game provides a way for a Mississippi Choctaw teen to step out of the shadows of his sports-hero older brother and dad. Read full book review >
DANNY BLACKGOAT, NAVAJO PRISONER by Tim Tingle
Released: June 1, 2013

"Not an angry indictment, despite plenty of explicit brutality and prejudice, but a positive tribute to the fortitude of Danny and his Navajo community. (afterword) (Historical fiction. 10-13)"
The 1863 forced displacement of thousands of Navajo known as the Long Walk serves as milieu for this tale of a teenage survivor. Read full book review >