Rez Dogs
Rez Dogs

Rez Dogs

Written by Joseph Bruchac
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8 - 12
Reading age
192
Page count
71
Words per page
830L
Lexile measure
Jun 7, 2022
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From the U.S.’s foremost indigenous children’s author comes a middle grade verse novel set during the COVID-19 pandemic, about a Wabanaki girl’s quarantine on her grandparents’ reservation and the local dog that becomes her best friend Malian loves spending time with her grandparents at their home on a Wabanaki reservation. She’s there for a visit when, suddenly, all travel shuts down. There’s a new virus making people sick, and Malian will have to stay with her grandparents for the duration. Everyone is worried about the pandemic, but Malian knows how to keep her family and community safe: She protects her grandparents, and they protect her. She doesn’t go outside to play with friends, she helps her grandparents use video chat, and she listens to and learns from their stories. And when Malsum, one of the dogs living on the rez, shows up at their door, Malian’s family knows that he’ll protect them too. Told in verse inspired by oral storytelling, this novel about the COVID-19 pandemic highlights the ways Malian’s community has cared for one another through plagues of the past, and how they keep caring for one another today.

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    Book Details

    ISBN
    9780593326220
    Publication Date
    June 7, 2022
    Publisher
    Dial Books for Young Readers
    Page Count
    192
    Words Per Page
    71
    Audience
    Middle Grade
    Reading Age
    8 - 12 years
    Lexile® Level
    830L
    Est. Fountas & Pinnell Level
    ~T
    ATOS® Book Level
    5.1
    Accelerated Reader® Points
    2
    Accelerated Reader Quiz
    516206
    Accelerated Reader Interest Level
    MG

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