He Who Dreams FNCR18

Orca Book PublishersSKU: 9781459811027

Florence, Melanie
Grade Levels:
Seven, Eight, Nine, Ten
Book Type:
Orca Book Publishers

Sale price$9.95
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He Who Dreams by Cree/Scottish author is a new hi/lo title from Orca Publishers. Juggling soccer, school, friends and family leaves John with little time for anything else. But one day at the local community center, following the sound of drums, he stumbles into an Indigenous dance class. Before he knows what's happening, John finds himself stumbling through beginner classes with a bunch of little girls, skipping soccer practice and letting his other responsibilities slide. When he attends a powwow and witnesses a powerful performance, he realizes that he wants to be a dancer more than anything. But the nearest class for boys is at the Native Cultural Center in the city, and he still hasn't told his family or friends about his new passion. If he wants to dance, he will have to stop hiding. Between the mocking of his teammates and the hostility of the boys in his dance class, John must find a way to balance and embrace both the Irish and Cree sides of his heritage. Recommended. He Who Dreams has been selected in the Young Adult/Adult Category Longlist for First Nation Communities READ 2018.

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