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Rez dogs / Joseph Bruchac.


Malian loves spending time with her grandparents at their home on a Wabanaki reservation. She's there for a visit when, suddenly, all travel shuts down. There's a new virus making people sick, and Malian will have to stay with her grandparents for the duration. Everyone is worried about the pandemic, but Malian knows how to keep her family and community safe: She protects her grandparents, and they protect her. She doesn't go outside to play with friends, she helps her grandparents use video chat, and she listens to and learns from their stories. And when Malsum, one of the dogs living on the rez, shows up at their door, Malian's family knows that he'll protect them too. Told in verse inspired by oral storytelling, this novel about the COVID-19 pandemic highlights the ways Malian's community has cared for one another through plagues of the past, and how they keep caring for one another today.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780593326213
  • ISBN: 0593326210
  • Physical Description: 185 pages ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Dial Books for Young Readers, 2021.

Content descriptions

Target Audience Note:
Ages 8-12 Dial Books for Young Readers.
Grades 4-6 Dial Books for Young Readers.
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 5.1 2 516206.
Subject: Abenaki Indians > Juvenile fiction.
COVID-19 (Disease) > Juvenile fiction.
Quarantine > Juvenile fiction.
Grandparents > Juvenile fiction.
Indians of North America > Northeastern States > Juvenile fiction.

Available copies

  • 19 of 19 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Rolla Public.


  • 0 current holds with 19 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Rolla Public Library JFIC BRU (Text) 38256101865420 Juvenile Fiction Available -

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