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  • Hidden Roots

    Joseph Bruchac

    Hardcover (Scholastic Press, Feb. 1, 2004)
    Acclaimed author Joseph Bruchac makes his Scholastic Press debut with a powerful story of family and identity.11-yr-old Sonny lives with his mother and father up near the Canadian border. Theirs isn’t a peaceful household, given his father Jake’s sudden rages, which can turn physical in an instant. Sonny’s refuge is his mother, and his uncle Louis, a quiet, wise old man who seems to always appear when Sonny and his mother need help most. Jake hates when Louis comes around, but luckily he works long hours at the nearby paper mill. Through an unexpected friendship with a new school librarian, Sonny gains enough confidence to stand up to his his father, and to finally confront (cont'd)
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  • Flying with the Eagle, Racing the Great Bear: Tales from Native America

    Joseph Bruchac

    eBook (Fulcrum Publishing, Jan. 12, 2017)
    Flying With The Eagle, Racing the Great Bear is a continent-spanning collection of sixteen thrilling tales in which young men must face great enemies, find the strength and endurance within themselves to succedd, and take their place by the side of their elders.
  • Code Talker: A Novel About the Navajo Marines of World War Two

    Joseph Bruchac

    Paperback (Speak, Jan. 1, 2005)
    Throughout World War II, in the conflict fought against Japan, Navajo code talkers were a crucial part of the U.S. effort, sending messages back and forth in an unbreakable code that used their native language. They braved some of the heaviest fighting of the war, and with their code, they saved countless American lives. Yet their story remained classified for more than twenty years. But now Joseph Bruchac brings their stories to life for young adults through the riveting fictional tale of Ned Begay, a sixteen-year-old Navajo boy who becomes a code talker. His grueling journey is eye- opening and inspiring. This deeply affecting novel honors all of those young men, like Ned, who dared to serve, and it honors the culture and language of the Navajo Indians.
  • Children of the Longhouse

    Joseph Bruchac

    Hardcover (Dial, June 1, 1996)
    In a Mohawk village in the late 1400s, admired twins Ohkwa'ri and Otsi:stia face a vicious gang, led by an older boy, Grabber, that threatens their non-violent lifestyle at the great lacrosse game, leaving the twins to chose which path they will take.
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  • Dawn Land

    Joseph Bruchac

    Paperback (Fulcrum Publishing, March 15, 1993)
    Dawn Land by Joseph Bruchac. Fulcrum Publishing,1993
  • At the End of Ridge Road

    Joseph Bruchac

    Paperback (Milkweed Editions, March 4, 2005)
    In the 1960s in graduate school, Joseph Bruchac studied with Grace Paley and met Allen Ginsberg. He went on to earn his PhD and work in Africa, an experience that confirmed his belief that native peoples all over the world possess hard-won knowledge—of humanity's capacity for self-destruction—wisdom set down in their stories and traditions. Now in his sixties, Bruchac is known for keeping these stories alive, through traditional Native American storytelling, original children’s books, fiction, and poetry. Books in his "Keepers of the Earth" series, co-authored with Michael Caduto, have sold millions of copies.At the End of Ridge Road, a philosophical memoir, brings together the threads of Bruchac's life and reveals the linkage between his interest in native cultures—he is Abenaki—and his views about human dignity and social justice. He begins by asking readers to "take off your watch" and "live time" rather than being ruled by it. He then tells about his childhood in the Adirondacks, the Abenaki heritage of the region, his path from "nature nut" to jock to writer, and his house on Ridge Road. Through these stories, property, and "the circle as a way of seeing."
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  • Eagle Song Lib/E

    Joseph Bruchac

    Audio CD (Blackstone Publishing, Nov. 1, 2011)
    Danny Bigtree's family has moved to a new city, and no matter how hard he tries, Danny can't seem to fit in. He's homesick for the Mohawk reservation where he used to live, and the kids in his class call him Chief and tease him about being an Indian-the thing that makes Danny most proud. Can he find the courage to stand up for himself?
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  • Dawn Land

    Joseph Bruchac

    Paperback (Fulcrum Publishing, Aug. 29, 1995)
    This acclaimed first novel starring Young Hunter, an Abenaki dedicated to becoming a pure hunter, provides readers with an unforgettable story and a greater understanding of Native American peoples.
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  • Raccoon's Last Race

    Joseph Bruchac, James Bruchac

    Hardcover (Dial, Oct. 12, 2004)
    The team behind How Chipmunk Got His Stripes retells an Abenaki fable that warns against arrogance and honors the importance of keeping your promises. Azban the Raccoon loves to race on his long legs. He is the fastest of all the animals, but he’s also the most conceited, mocking everyone with his speed. When the other animals grow tired of his attitude, Azban chooses Big Rock as his next opponent. Busy taunting instead of running, he trips, and Big Rock flattens him. Only the ants will help stretch him out again—as long as he promises to be their friend. But will a trickster like Azban keep his word? This clever and funny reimagining of a traditional story is for fans of Ed Young’s Lon Po Po: A Red-Riding Hood Story from China and David Wiesner’s The Three Pigs. “Lively, clever, and authentic.”—Kirkus “The text reads aloud smoothly and keeps the action moving quickly. A strong addition to picture-book collections.”—School Library Journal
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  • Code Talker, A Novel About the Navajo Marines of World War Two

    Joseph Bruchac

    Audio CD (RecordedBooks, Aug. 16, 2006)
    Code Talker, with starred reviews from Booklist and Kirkus Reviews, is a Booklist Top 10 Historical Fiction for Youth. Although the mission school bans all that is Navajo, Ned secretly clings to his native language and culture. Proudly joining the U.S. Marines in 1943, he becomes a top-secret Navajo Code Talker. During bloody battles for Japanese islands, Ned and his brave band of code-talking brothers save thousands of lives using Navajo encryption the enemy never cracks.
  • Guys Read: Choke: A Short Story from Guys Read: The Sports Pages

    Joseph Bruchac

    language (Walden Pond Press, Aug. 21, 2012)
    It takes a big risk in the mixed martial arts arena for 98-pound weakling Johnny to find that real power comes from within. This short story from the collection Guys Read: The Sports Pages is a winner.
  • The Way

    Joseph Bruchac

    eBook (Darby Creek TM, Aug. 1, 2013)
    Fatherless Cody LeBeau is an American Indian boy who is starting high school with the usual trepidation. He fits into none of the cliques at the new school, but somehow keeps being noticed anyway—and is often teased because of his tendency to stutter. Then his Uncle Pat, an accomplished martial arts sensei, moves into the town and becomes the one who shows Cody "the way" through the maze of adolescent doubt and into manhood.
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