Thunder on the Plains by Gary Robinson
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The agenda riding this unvarnished tale may leave young readers who aren’t Native Americans feeling like they’re on the outside looking in...
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It's been two years and middle-school student Danny Wind is still not over his father's death. When his mom marries a white man and they move to a new "white bread" neighborhood, Danny's life changes. The school principal considers him a troublemaker, and he has to avoid Willy, the school bully, who calls him "redskin" and "Tonto." After Danny acts out and gets suspended from school, his mom decides to send him to a summer survival camp for Native American teens.

Danny is sure he is in for a boring summer on the reservation, without Internet access even. Instead, he meets other Native kids, learns to ride and care for horses, and develops a relationship with his grandfather, who teaches him the ways of their tribe. And even though life on the reservation is pretty cool, never in his craziest dreams did Danny expect to become involved in rescuing bison in Yellowstone National Park!
 

About Gary Robinson

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Gary Robinson, a writer and filmmaker of Cherokee and Choctaw Indian descent, has spent more than 25 years working with American Indian communities to tell the historical and contemporary stories of Native people in all forms of media. His other PathFinder novels are Little Brother of War, Thunder on the Plains, and Tribal Journey. Gary's television work has aired on PBS, Turner Broadcasting, Ovation Network, and others. His nonfiction books, From Warriors to Soldiers and The Language of Victory, reveal little-known aspects of American Indian service in the US military from the Revolutionary War to modern times. Gary lives in rural central California.
 
Published April 15, 2013 by 7th Generation. 96 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Literature & Fiction, Children's Books. Fiction
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on Mar 17 2013

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