Last Child

Michael Spooner

Henry Holt and Co.

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A mixed-race girl must grow up quickly when danger threatens her world

Rosalie’s biggest problem used to be her own divided feelings. The constant tug-of-war between her white half and her Native American half is hard. She even has two names: Rosalie when she’s at the fort with her father and Last Child when she’s in the village with her mother.

But now a steamboat has carried smallpox into Rosalie’s world—and the Mandans have no resistance to the disease. Suddenly the name Last Child is all too real.

Set during the smallpox epidemic of 1837, this is the powerful story of a mixed-race girl fighting her way into adulthood against all odds.

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Last Child
PART ONEFort ClarkOne 
 
"What do you mean, you think they're sick?" My father's voice cannonballed through the door of his tiny room.I sat on the ground outside with Little Raven. He snapped at a fly twice, then circled on his three good legs and lay down with a grunt. His breath smelled like fish heads. A wind was coming up from the southeast, and I wondered if it would storm again like it did last night. A blessing for the corn from Old-Woman-Who-Never-Dies."Just keep your voice down, McCulloch," answered another man's voice.

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Michael Spooner

Michael Spooner writes both poetry and prose for children, and is the director of the Utah State University Press. He lives with his family in Logan, Utah.

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Last Child
Michael Spooner

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Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Henry Holt and Co.
October 2005
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ISBN: 9781429937092
ISBN10: 1429937092
Middle-Grade Fiction240 pages
Age Range: 11 and up
Grade Range: 6 and up
$7.99

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Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Henry Holt and Co.
October 2005
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780805077391
ISBN10: 0805077391
Middle-Grade Fiction
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 240 pages
Age Range: 11 and up
Grade Range: 6 and up
$16.95
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