Soldier sister, fly home

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A tender and gripping novel about family, identity, and loss.   Thirteen-year-old Tess is having a hard enough time understanding what it means to be part white and part Navajo, but now she's coping with her sister Gaby's announcement that she's going to enlist and fight in the Iraq war. Gaby's decision comes just weeks after the news that Lori Piestewa, a member of their community, is the first Native American woman in US history to die in combat, adding to Tess's stress and emotions. While Gaby is away, Tess reluctantly cares for her sister's semi-wild stallion, Blue, who will teach Tess how to deal with tragic loss and guide her own journey of self-discovery.   Lori Piestewa was a real-life soldier who was killed in Iraq and was a member of the Hopi tribe. Back matter includes further information about Piestewa as well as a note by author Nancy Bo Flood detailing her experiences living on the Navajo reservation. A pronunciation guide to all Navajo vocabulary used within the text is also included.
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full_title soldier sister fly home
author flood bo
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lastUpdate 2018-03-29 23:22:53PM

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display_description Half-Navajo, half-white sisters Tess and Gaby are separated when Gaby drops out of college to join the army. Now as Gaby is deployed to Iraq, she asks Tess to care for Blue, the spirited horse that Tess dislikes. Tess struggles with her identity and with missing her sister, and she decides to spend the summer with her grandmother at sheep camp where tragedy strikes.
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subject_facet Arizona -- Juvenile fiction, Families -- Arizona -- Juvenile fiction, Horses -- Juvenile fiction, Indians of North America -- Juvenile fiction, Iraq War, 2003-2011 -- Juvenile fiction, Navajo Indians -- Juvenile fiction, Sisters -- Juvenile fiction, Women soldiers -- United States -- Juvenile fiction
title_display Soldier sister, fly home
title_full Soldier sister, fly home / Nancy Bo Flood ; illustrations by Shonto Begay
title_short Soldier sister, fly home
topic_facet Families, Horses, Indians of North America, Iraq War, 2003-2011, Navajo Indians, Sisters, Women soldiers