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Danny lives on the family farm homesteaded by his great-great-grandparents. At school, Danny has been able to avoid close contact with one of the Indigenous kids, Zach, until now. Danny and Zach don't like each other, but they've never bothered to get to know each other either. When their Grade 6 teacher assigns them to work together on a Canadian heritage project, neither of them are happy about the pairing, but Zach is especially unhappy. The assignment raises emotions in Zach and he isn't sure why. While talking to his grandfather, Danny finds out about his great-great-grandmother’s journal. She tells of breaking the land, and building and living in a sod house. She also tells of how the First Nations people in the area helped her and how she helped them after the buffalo disappeared and food became scarce. The more Danny digs into his family’s history, the more he realizes that his and Zach’s pasts are complicated and connected. 


Awards: Honorable Mention, Young Adult Fiction, 2017 Purple Dragonfly Book Awards. Honorable Mention, Young Adult, 2017 Hollywood Book Awards.


Illustrator: Heaven Starr

Mistasinîy: Buffalo Rubbing Stone

SKU: 978-1-927570-32-6
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