Wolf Mark: A Novel is the 2011 novel by prolific Abenaki author Joseph Bruchac. In Wolf Mark, Bruchac combines the current thirsts of teen readers for vampires, werewolves, espionage, military black ops, DNA manipulation, and multiethnic love interest. The novel begins with Luke King, a teen attending high school who finds it difficult to make friends and keep them. His a Native American father who at one time was a black ops agent for the military has taken to drinking and staying home in their small trailer on the outskirts of town.
Fight for Justice by teacher Lori Saigeon is a highly accessible novel about bullying as seen through the perspective of 10-year-old Justice Stoneyplain and his twin sister Charity. Both attend an inner-city school in a Prairie town. Living away from their home reserve the family occasionally visits the children's Mushum and Kokum on highly anticipated weekends. Both brother and sister are faced with a neighbourhood bully who causes them much grief. The growing problem escalates as Justice is hesitant to talk with his mother or teachers.
Bearwalker is one of Joseph Bruchac's 2007 young adult novels. This horror and mystery story revolves on the life of twelve-year-old Baron Braun, a grade eight Mohawk, Bear Clan student who is reluctant to go on a camping trip to the Adirondack Mountains. Baron has lots to deal with, not only does he deal daily with school bullies; he also must cope with his parents' absence as they serve their country in Iraq. Living with his grandmother, Baron receives love and support from her and an uncle as well as a teacher and the librarian.
The Game of Silence is the second children's novel in Ojibwe writer Louise Erdrich's trilogy about the life of a 19th century Ojibwe family set on Madeline Island in Lake Superior. This unabridged audio CD set contains 5 compact discs with the reading by Anna Fields. The reader follows the daily life of 9-year-old Omakayas and her extended family during the yearly cycle of activities in 1849.
The Girl Who Helped Thunder and Other Native American Folktales is a collection of traditional stories and legends retold by Joseph and James Bruchac. The authors and storytellers have selected twenty-four appropriate legends and organized them into cultural regions such as the Northeast, the Arctic, and the Great Plains. Each cultural region has a one page description of the region's peoples, geography, and cultural lifestyles.
The Little Hummingbird is a brilliant children's picture book by Haida artist and storyteller Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas about the power of one person doing the best they can. Inspired by the story of a forest fire and the courage and determination of a tiny hummingbird this artist and illustrator has created a breath-taking mix of simple narrative sparsely told and accompanied by moving Haida-inspired art images. This story of a fearless hummingbird that carries single drops of water to stop a raging forest fire is taken from a parable of the Quechuan people of South America.
Chief Mi'sel Joe has written an engaging chapter book, Muinji'j Becomes a Man, about a youth named Muinji'j who embarks on a life-changing canoe trip with Niskamij, his grandfather, to sell their furs and buy supplies in the distant city. The novel is organized into the four directions, East, South, West, and North, and readers learn early in the narrative that these are the cardinal directions for Mi'kmaq prayer. This first-person story contains Mi'kmaq terms, and sketches that will guide young readers to a gentle and informative story.
Arguing: Deal With It Word By Word is one of the titles in the Deal With It Series created to assist adolescents with everyday conflicts in their lives and promotes peaceful resolution. This title examines how students can avoid full-scale arguments whether they are the challenger, the dodger, or the peacemaker. The forms of arguing are defined with easy to understand examples presented in comic format, a quiz, letters to a Conflict Counsellor, do's and don'ts, and tips on how to deal with these issues.
Teasing: Deal With It Before the Joke's On You is one of the titles in the Deal With It Series created to assist adolescents with everyday conflicts in their lives and promotes peaceful resolution. This title examines how teasing can be confused with simple humour and how to prevent hurting others with humour. Teasing is defined with easy to understand examples presented in comic format, a quiz, letters to a Conflict Counsellor, do's and don'ts, and tips on how to deal with these issues.
Cyberbullying: Deal with It and Ctrl Alt Delete It is one of the titles in the Deal With It Series created to assist adolescents with everyday conflicts in their lives and promotes peaceful resolution. This title examines the growing phenomenon known as cyberbullying and how to identify and effectively deal with the tactics of a cyberbully. The book describes scenarios of cyberbullying and how students can identify the actions of others online. The book covers how to take action against cyberbullying behaviours whether the student is the cyberbully, the target, or the witness.