Eagle Song by Joseph Bruchac

Eagle Song

byJoseph BruchacIllustratorDan Andreasen

Paperback | March 1, 1999

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A contemporary middle grade story about confronting bullying and prejudice
Danny Bigtree's family has moved to Brooklyn, New York, and he just can't seem to fit in at school. He's homesick for the Mohawk reservation, and the kids in his class tease him about being an Indian—the thing that makes Danny most proud. Can he find the courage to stand up for himself?
“A worthy, well-written novella.” —Kirkus Reviews
“This appealing portrayal of a strong family offers an unromanticized view of Native American culture, and a history lesson about the Iroquois Confederacy; it also gives a subtle lesson in the meaning of daily courage.” —Publishers Weekly
"With so many Native American stories set in the misty past, it's great to read a children's book about an Iroquois boy who lives in the city now. Bruchac weaves together the traditional and the realistic as Danny's ironworker father tells stories of his people's history and heroes, stories that give Danny courage to confront his schoolyard enemies and make friends with them.” —Booklist

About The Author

Joseph Bruchac is a highly acclaimed children's book author, poet, novelist and storyteller, as well as a scholar of Native American culture. Coauthor with Michael Caduto of the bestselling Keepers of the Earth series, Bruchac's poems, articles and stories have appeared in hundreds of publications, from Akwesasne Notes and American Poe...

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Title:Eagle SongFormat:PaperbackDimensions:80 pages, 7.75 × 5.13 × 0.24 inPublished:March 1, 1999Publisher:Penguin Young Readers GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0141301694

ISBN - 13:9780141301693

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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When Danny Bigtree moves to the big city with his family, he experiences a severe case of culture shock. No longer on the Mohawk reservation with all his friends, he feels out of place and alone. Worst of all, his classmates bug him about being Indian, which never made him feel ashamed before. Joseph Bruchac explores courage in the face of racism in Eagle Song.

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"This appealing portrayal of a strong family offers an unromanticized view of Native American culture ... and gives a subtle lesson in the meaning of daily courage".

-- School Library Journal