Saturday, October 5, 2013

Racing the Sun by Paul Pitts

Racing the Sun by Paul Pitts is about 12 year old Brandon Rogers, a young Navajo who has grown up in the Salt Lake area, and knows little about his heritage.  That all changes though, when his Navajo grandfather moves off the reservation and onto the lower bunk in Brandon's room.

At first, Brandon doesn't know what to make of this new change, but as he warms up to his grandpa, he starts learning things he didn't know before, and starts to realize that his Indian heritage is something he can be proud of.

I have read this book with my students, and have enjoyed it tremendously.  I highly recommend it for anyone looking for a good middle grade read, or a positive coming of age story.

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