She Holds Up the Stars

Sandra Laronde (Author)
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Age Groups: Ages 7 to 9, Ages 10 to 12

A young Indigenous girl searching for a sense of home finds strength and courage in her gifts, her deepening connection to the land, and her own cultural awakening in this moving coming-of-age story.

The last thing that twelve-year-old Misko wants to do is to move away from the city to spend time on the rez with her grandmother. She feels strangely compelled to go to the place where her dreams have been tugging at her to come home. Maybe she can finally find out what happened to her mother, who mysteriously disappeared when she was four years old. Misko discovers her unique ability to connect to a spirited horse named Mishtadim who is being violently broken in by the rancher next door and his son, Thomas. Although Misko and Thomas challenge one another, their friendship is forged through the taming of the wild horse. In the process, she realizes the true meaning of belonging and that you can never truly leave home.

She Holds Up the Stars is a powerful story of reconciliation and the interwoven threads that connect us to family, to the land, and to our own sense of self.

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SKU 133774
ISBN 9781773210650
Language English
Page Count 216
Product Type Paperback Books
Book Type Middle Grade Novels
Primary Contributor Sandra Laronde
Age Groups Ages 7 to 9, Ages 10 to 12
Publisher Annick Press