Illustrated by: Shoto Begay
Published by: Charlesbridge Publishing, Inc.
Soldier Sister, Fly Homeby Nancy Bo Flood
When Gaby asks Tess to take care of Blue, her beloved but headstrong horse, Tess is furious—about being left behind with a horse she doesn’t trust and about the danger Gaby is facing. And Gaby was the only one who understood Tess’s problem: on the Rez Tess wonders if she’s Navajo enough, and at school in Flagstaff, she’s singled out as the “Indian girl.”
A touching coming-of-age story that invites readers into Tess’s bicultural world and the universal struggles of growing up. Flood draws thoughtfully from her experience living for fifteen years in the Navajo Nation. Cover illustrations and chapter decorations by Navajo artist Shonto Begay round out this lyrical middle-grade story.