Bound To Stay Bound

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 Forever cousins
 Author: Goodluck, Laurel

 Publisher:  Charlesbridge (2022)

 Classification: Easy
 Physical Description: [32] p.:col. ill., 26 cm

 BTSB No: 385859 ISBN: 9781623542924
 Ages: 4-7 Grades: K-2

 Native Americans -- North America -- Fiction
 Native Americans -- Reservations -- Fiction
 Cousins -- Fiction
 Best friends -- Fiction
 Friendship -- Fiction
 Moving fiction

Price: $22.58

Amanda and Kara are cousins and best friends in an intertribal Native American family; but Kara's family leaves the city and moves back to the Rez, making both girls sad--but the summer reunion reminds them that they will always be cousins.

 Illustrator: Nelson, Jonathan

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Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: LG
   Reading Level: 3.10
   Points: .5   Quiz: 521776

   Booklist (09/15/22)
 The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (00/09/22)

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Booklist - 09/15/2022 Cousins Amanda and Kara do everything together. They share secrets, dance in the powwow, and play with the dolls Magúu (Grandmother) made for them. But everything changes when Kara’s family decides to move out of the city and back to the Rez. The girls miss one another terribly even though they talk on the phone and write each other postcards. Neither can wait for that summer’s family reunion on the Rez, but when the cousins see each other at long last, Amanda and Kara feel shy and hesitant. Happily, their reticence is short lived, and, after confessing how much they’ve missed each other, they spend the rest of the reunion playing, dancing, and sharing stories. Nelson’s digital cartoon illustrations nicely capture cultural details, subtly incorporating varying skin tones and fashion choices within the family and signaling differences between life in the city and on the Reservation. An informative author’s note discusses the author’s upbringing within an intertribal Native American family as well as the Indian Relocation Act of 1956. - Copyright 2022 Booklist.

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