logo
Wrong email address or username
Wrong email address or username
Incorrect verification code
back to top
Search tags: middle-grade-chapter-book
Load new posts () and activity
Like Reblog Comment
show activity (+)
review 2018-11-28 03:01
The Birchbark House - Louise Erdrich

THE BIRCHBARK HOUSE

Louise Erdrich

Hardcover, 224 pages

Published May 13th 2002 by Perfection Learning (first published 1999)
ISBN:  0756911869 (ISBN13: 9780756911867)

 

 

This is my first Louise Erdrich book. A middle grade chapter book that is well written. Erdrich includes a mini glossary at the end with Ojibawa pronunciation and meaning. I enjoyed having the Ojibawa language being used, rather than just English. The use of the language made the culture come through more when Erdrich describes landscape, ceremonies, and her characters became more complete. There is a section on small pox which may be a little bit harder for a middle grade reader, but Erdrich deals well with the main character's reaction and how the adults around her deal with the experience. I would definite recommend this, especially for parents who are trying to expand their kids' reading into diversity and different cultures.

More posts
Your Dashboard view:
Need help?