A summer day is the perfect time to chill out with a good book. TFK Kid Reporters have reviewed some of the hottest books of the season. Below, TFK Kid Reporter Abby Rogers shares her thoughts on Rez Dogs, by Joseph Bruchac. Check back next week for another review.
Rez Dogs, by Joseph Bruchac, is a book written in verse. It’s about an eighth grader named Malian. She’s visiting her grandparents at their home on a Wabanaki reservation when COVID-19 hits. During lockdown, Malian learns more from her grandparents about her Native family’s history. To keep her grandparents safe from COVID-19, she has to stay away from school and her friends. Many kids will understand this tough situation. I really enjoyed reading this book because I gained a deeper understanding of Native American history. It also caused me to think about what other people went through during the pandemic.