Chickadee by Louise Erdrich
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Twin brothers Chickadee and Makoons have spent every day side by side and have done everything together since they were born - until the day the unthinkable happens and the brothers are separated.
"Starred Review. A beautifully evolving story of an indigenous American family. Ages 8-12" - Kirkus Reviews
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Louise Erdrich Author Biography
Louise Erdrich is one of the most gifted, prolific, and challenging of contemporary Native American novelists. Born in 1954 in Little Falls, Minnesota, she grew up mostly in Wahpeton, North Dakota, where her parents taught at Bureau of Indian Affairs schools. Her fiction reflects aspects of her mixed heritage: German through her father, and French and Ojibwa through her mother. She worked at various jobs, such as hoeing sugar beets, farm work, waitressing, short order cooking, lifeguarding, and construction work, before becoming a writer. She attended the Johns Hopkins creative writing program and received fellowships at the McDowell Colony and the Yaddo Colony. After she was named writer-in-residence at Dartmouth, she married professor Michael Dorris and raised several...
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