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On Powwow Day

ISBN

9781580899482

Publisher & Publication Year

Charlesbridge, 2024

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Author

Traci Sorell (Cherokee Nation)

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Madelyn Goodnight (Chickasaw Nation)

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River wants so badly to dance at the upcoming powwow day, like she does every year. But this year is different—River has been sick for a very long time, and she is unable to dance. As she struggles with the isolation of her illness and the frustration of her physical limitations, her family members provide support and encourage her to attend the event, even though she can’t participate. There, River learns the true healing power of community.

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