The Heart of a Chief

The Heart of a Chief
Bruchac, Joseph

Chris's life is complicated. At school, he's been selected to lead a project on sports teams with Indian names. At home, on the Penacook reservation, the Indians are divided about building a casino. It would destroy the beautiful island Chris thinks of as his own. Is there anything one sixth-grade boy can do? "Chris's compelling voyage of self-discovery is grounded in everyday events...allowing readers to see into the heart of this burgeoning chief." - Publishers Weekly "Readers who see injustice in their own lives will admire how much Chris accomplishes with a simple message of respect." - Booklist


Chris lives on the Penacook Indian Reservation, and worries that this will set him apart from the other kids.

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JF Bruchac

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