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Forever Cousins



Publisher & Publication Year

Charlesbridge, 2022

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Laurel Goodluck (Mandan, Hidatsa, and Tsimshian Nations)

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Jonathan Nelson (Navajo)



Kara and Amanda are best-friend cousins. Then Kara leaves the city to move back to the Rez. Will their friendship stay the same? Kara and Amanda hate not being together, and when it’s time for the family reunion on the Rez, each girl worries that the other hasn’t missed her. But once they reconnect, they realize that they are still forever cousins.

Notable Achievements

Charlotte Huck Award Honor Book, 2023


Kirkus Reviews: "Children facing separations of their own will find this reassuring. A sweet story of friendship, family, and community."

Educator Guide

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