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Island of the Blue Dolphins

by Scott O'Dell

Karana lives on the island with a tribe of Native Americans. However, one day, Karana and her brother were left behind. She has to figure out how to survive on a island where no one else lives. Karana has no food or weapons. 

I really liked this book, it was the best book ever. I love how she figures out how to survive on an island where she has no help from no one.

I would recommend this book to everyone who likes reading survival stories. Even if you don’t like reading books, I really recommend this book to you it’s a really good book, trust me! 

Yessica, 15


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The Girl Who Chased Away Sorrow

by Ann Turner

CoverIn January of 1864, a Navajo girl named Sarah Nita loses her family to some American troops. She and her sister Kaibah must flee to a canyon, where she finds people in the same tribe as her father. Once they get caught as well, she makes it her mission to find her lost family.

It was an interesting book. Not much big vocabulary, but Sarah Nita does tell nice stories. I liked it, and it was a good book.

If you are into Native Americans and nature, then this is the book you've been looking for!

Francesca, 12


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My Heart is on the Ground: the Diary of Nannie Little Rose

by Ann Rinaldi

Heart coverIn 1880, at the Carlisle school for Indians, a girl named Nannie Little Rose has to keep her friend out of trouble while she's on a mission of her own in the book named My Heart is on the Ground.

In my opinion, it was just another book. My Heart is on the Ground is average, nothing special.

I would recommend My Heart is on the Ground to children who like Indians, and the mystical world of spirits.

Francesca, 12


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