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Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
FSG Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 9781250127075176 Pages, Ages 10-14
Anikwa and James, twelve years old in 1812, spend their days fishing, trapping, and exploring together in the forests of the Indiana Territory. To Anikwa and his family, members of the Miami tribe, this land has been home for centuries. As traders, James's family has ties to the Miami community as well as to the American soldiers in the fort. Now tensions are rising—the British and American armies prepare to meet at Fort Wayne for a crucial battle, and Native Americans from surrounding tribes gather in Kekionga to protect their homeland. After trading stops and precious commodities, like salt, are withheld, the fort comes under siege, and war ravages the land. James and Anikwa, like everyone around them, must decide where their deepest loyalties lie. Can their families—and their friendship—survive?
In Salt, Printz Honor author Helen Frost offers a compelling look at a difficult time in history.
A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2013
A Frances Foster Book
New York Charlotte Award Master List, IRA Notable Books for a Global Society, CCBC Choice (Univ. of WI), Kirkus Reviews Best Books of the Year, Vermont Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award ML
Dang mosquito bit me right where I can't reach it.
I rub my back against a hickory tree—up and down,
side to side. There—almost got it. Might look silly,
but nobody's watching. Except a squirrel—I hear it