Wednesday, January 4, 2017

In the Footsteps of Crazy Horse by Joseph Marshall III - ADVISABLE

Marshall III, Joseph   In the Footsteps of Crazy Horse, 165pgs.  Amulet Books, 2015.  $16.95. Language: G; Mature Content: PG; Violence: PG (description of battle).  

Jimmy McLean is relieved school is out for the summer.  Being a light eyed, light brown haired kid who was three parts Sioux, one part Scottish on a Sioux reservation made daily life at school unbearable.  To help Jimmy discover more about himself and his family heritage, his grandfather takes him on a trip tracing the life events of Crazy Horse.  Each stop on the road trip brings knowledge, understanding and insight into the lives of the Lakota people during the life of Crazy Horse. 

Engaging story, good for class read aloud, or for small groups working with historical fiction. The glossary in the back of the book is particularly helpful as it gives cultural background as well as definitions.  A gentle story about discovering yourself in your ancestors and heritage.  


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