Fire Fight (FNCR 2017)

7th GenerationSKU: 9781939053114

Author:
Guest, Jacqueline
Grade Levels:
Seven, Eight, Nine, Ten
Nation:
Nakota, Navajo
Book Type:
PB
Pages:
124
Publisher:
7th Generation

Price:
Sale price$13.95

Description

Fire Fight is one of the titles in 7th Generations' PathFinders Series. This series of novels are known as high/low books—written at a lower reading level but with high-interest, age-appropriate plots. Designed for reluctant readers ages 12 and up, these books feature linear story lines, limited vocabulary and short sentences. The main characters in all the titles are Indigenous teens and the stories all include references to traditional ways. The layout and print size also contribute in making the books easier to read.  After her ikusin (grandmother) dies, Kai Hunter, a part Navajo, part Stoney Nakoda sixteen-year-old, runs away to Banff, Alberta, to avoid being placed in a foster home. Kai lies her way into a new identity, a job and a safe place to live. She makes new friends and volunteers with a rapid-attack (fire fighting) crew for the local forestry service. She even meets a great guy named Rory, who's into motorcycles, just like her--and who seems to be into her too. But Kai is scared of being found out, and she isn't sure that she can trust all of her new friends, or that she likes the person she's pretending to be. Meanwhile, she's got to pay rent, figure out whether Rory is boyfriend material and assist the rap-attack crew as it faces a string of suspicious forest fires. In the thrilling conclusion to this romantic adventure, Kai's choices become matters of life and death.  Some mature themes such as underage drinking, sexuality, and petty crimes. Fire Fight has been selected in the Young Adult/Adult Category Longlist for First Nation Communities READ 2017.Reading level: 3.5; Interest Level: 12 – 16. Reading Guide: https://nativevoicesbooks.com/sites/default/files/fire_fight.pdf

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