Publication Date: September 19, 2023
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Ages 6 to 10, Grades 1 to 5
In this third book in the acclaimed chapter book series written by author Dawn Quigley (Ojibwe) and illustrated by artist Tara Audibert (Wolastoqey), Jo Jo helps her family and friends and fosters a sense of community by organizing a community-wide winter Olympics.
Oh, snow day, snow day, what a very fun no-school day!Jo Jo Makoons has noticed that the family members she loves most—Mama, Kokum, and even her cat, Mimi—all have their own ways of being healthy. So when Teacher says that their class will be learning about healthy habits, Jo Jo is ready to be neighborly by helping everyone around her be healthy too.After a snowstorm shuts down her Ojibwe reservation, Jo Jo uses her big imagination and big personality to help both Elders and classmates alike. Because after all, being healthy means being together!With her signature heart and hilarity, in this third book in her chapter book series, Jo Jo Makoons shows care for her Ojibwe community as only this vibrant young girl can. The first book in this acclaimed chapter book series was an American Indian Youth Literature Award Honor Book; a best book of the year from Kirkus Reviews, School Library Journal, American Indians in Children's Literature, and the Chicago Public Library; a Charlotte Huck Award Honor Book; and a Cooperative Children's Book Center CCBC Choices selection.This title is published under the Heartdrum imprint, which is dedicated to publishing books by contemporary Indigenous authors and illustrators.
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