Jo Jo Makoons: The Used-to-Be Best Friend by Dawn Quigley audiobook

Jo Jo Makoons: The Used-to-Be Best Friend: The Used-to-Be Best Friend

By Dawn Quigley
Read by Jennifer Bobiwash

Heartdrum, HarperCollins 9780063015371

The Jo Jo Series: Book 1

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781665077392

  • ISBN: 9781665077385

  • ISBN: 9781665077408

Runtime: 0.87 Hours
Category: Fiction
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English

Summary

Summary

An Amazon Editor’s Top Pick of Best Books for Ages 6-8

American Indian Youth Literature Award: Middle Grade Honor Book! Hello/Boozhoo—meet Jo Jo Makoons! Full of pride, joy, and plenty of humor, this first book in an all-new chapter book series by Dawn Quigley celebrates a spunky young Ojibwe girl who loves who she is.

Jo Jo Makoons Azure is a spirited seven-year-old who moves through the world a little differently than anyone else on her Ojibwe reservation. It always seems like her mom, her kokum (grandma), and her teacher have a lot to learn—about how good Jo Jo is at cleaning up, what makes a good rhyme, and what it means to be friendly.

Even though Jo Jo loves her #1 best friend Mimi (who is a cat), she’s worried that she needs to figure out how to make more friends. Because Fern, her best friend at school, may not want to be friends anymore…

The Heartdrum imprint centers a wide range of intertribal voices, visions, and stories while welcoming all young readers, with an emphasis on the present and future of Indian Country and on the strength of young Native heroes. In partnership with We Need Diverse Books.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“ A joyful book about growing up Native in a loving community—not to be missed.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“Quigley adeptly creates strong classroom scenes that convey an inclusive student body’s realistic dynamic and an endearing, assured seven-year-old protagonist who appreciates her cultural identity.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“First Nations theater artist Jennifer Bobiwash captures the enthusiastic voice of Jo Jo Makoons in her lively narration…Bobiwash’s youthful voice conveys Jo Jo’s bold personality, her creative ways of approaching problems, and the ups and downs she experiences while navigating friendships and learning in first grade.” AudioFile

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Author

Author Bio: Dawn Quigley

Author Bio: Dawn Quigley

Dawn Quigley, PhD and citizen of the Turtle Mountain Band of Ojibwe, North Dakota, is an educator and former Indian Education program director. She loves to read, write, and sometimes cook healthy. Find her online at www.dawnquigley.com.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 0.87
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English