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Publisher's Summary

Four starred reviews!

From the US' 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.

©2021 Joseph Bruchac (P)2021 Listening Library

Critic Reviews

“Hidden throughout this moving novel in verse, old stories are discovered like buried treasures.” (Kirkus, starred review)

“Bruchac intricately interweaves past and present stories...with a deft touch in this rewarding intergenerational narrative.” (Publishers Weekly, starred review) 

“With this gentle book, Bruchac offers children another story to expand their worlds and hearts.” (Booklist)

"Deftly handles weighty issues and provides readers a story they can connect with... [A] dose of hope for the future." (School Library Journal)

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