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Industrial Age

Author: Erdrich, Louise
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Time Period: Industrial Age
Time Frame: 1866
Geographic Area: North America
Country: United States
Topics: Ojibwe Nation, Indigenous Americans
Genre: Fiction, Own Voices
Reading Age: Middle Grade, Upper Middle Grade
Format: Chapter Book
Published: 2013

The Birchbark House Series::
1) The Birchbark House
2) The Game of Silence
3) The Porcupine Year
4) Chickadee

American History > Industrial Age > Indigenous American History

Winner of the Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction, Chickadee is the first novel of a new arc in the critically acclaimed Birchbark House series by New York Times bestselling author Louise Erdrich.

Twin brothers Chickadee and Makoons have done everything together since they were born—until the unthinkable happens and the brothers are separated.

Desperate to reunite, both Chickadee and his family must travel across new territories, forge unlikely friendships, and experience unexpected moments of both unbearable heartache and pure joy. And through it all, Chickadee draws from the strength of his namesake, the chickadee, to carry him home.

Chickadee continues the story of one Ojibwe family's journey through one hundred years in America. In a starred review, School Library Journal proclaimed, "Readers will be more than happy to welcome little Chickadee into their hearts."

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