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True Grit

True Grit, by Charles Portis. “I was just fourteen years old when a coward going by the name of Tom Chaney shot my father down in Fort Smith, Arkansas, and robbed him of his life and his horse and $150 in cash money plus two California gold pieces that he carried in his trouser band.” … Continue reading »

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Little Blog on the Prairie

Little Blog on the Prairie, by Cathleen Davitt Bell. 2010. Genevieve Welsh is your standard suburban eighth-grader, starting high school in a few months. Her summer plans include soccer camp and swimming at the rec center with her friends. But her mother has different ideas and has signed up the whole family to Pioneer camp. … Continue reading »

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Code Talker

(Originally posted on January 25, 2008, in the original Random Dewey blog) [...] Code Talker: A Novel About the Navajo Marines of World War Two by Joseph Bruchac. As the subtitle says, this is a “novel about the Navajo Marines of World War Two.” It’s a first-person story about Ned Begay, a fictional young Navajo … Continue reading »

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