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Series: PathFinders


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 >
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 >