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Hello, My Name is Octicorn by Kevin Diller
Hold Me Closer, Necromancer by Lish McBride
The Honest Truth by Dan Gemeinhart
How the States Got Their Shapes by Mark Stein
In the Footsteps of Crazy Horse by Joseph M. Marshall III
"It's a Good Life" by Jerome Bixby
Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile by Bernard Waber
Pantomime by Laura Lam
Pippi Moves In by Astrid Lindgren
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Stef Soto, Taco Queen by Jennifer Torres
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The Upper Mississippi: A Wilderness Saga by Walter Havighurst
Weetzie Bat by Francesca Lia Block

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My Kind of Mystery Reading Challenge 2017 February - January 2017-8



In the Footsteps of Crazy Horse: 01/17/17

In the Footsteps of Crazy Hors by Joseph M. Marshall III

In the Footsteps of Crazy Horse by Joseph M. Marshall III with illustrations by Jim Yellowhawk is set in South Dakota and starts on the Rosebud Sioux reservation. Jimmy McClean lives there with this parents and grandparents but he feels out of place. See, his father is white and he's inherited a lot of his looks and he's being bullied at school.

Grandfather suggests a road trip to help Jimmy get his mind off the bullying. Actually, though, he has a plan to help his grandson experience first hand his Lakota heritage and learn about the boy who became the hero and leader, Crazy Horse.

The road trip is an American tradition. Road trip stories most often are treated as a rite of passage for young white men. Here though it's a Lakota road trip, one that is backed by oral tradition and the history of the area.

The book has been short listed for the middle grade fiction category for the 2016 CYBILs.

Four stars

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