Wampum said: Ten-year-old McKenzie Jones stands out from the other kids, and she doesn’t like it one bit. But her boasts about her Wampanoag heritage get her in a spot with her teacher. Now she’ll have to learn all there is to know about being Wampanoag in one weekend—in time to give a presentation to the entire school on Monday!
A Mom’s Choice Awards Silver Medalist for 2010, this charming story of a little girl’s awakening to the power of her history and heritage will inspire children to learn about their own ancestors, and reinforce the importance of self-esteem and a strong sense of place.
Invaluable for parents and teachers looking for real-life examples of Native culture and to promote awareness of the survival of Native American culture into the present day.
“Readable, intelligent and honest, this is the book that many of us have been waiting for. It deserves a wide readership and should be embraced by Indian and non-Indian readers and teachers alike.” -- Joseph Bruchac, best-selling author of Keepers of the Faith
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