Hidden Roots

by Joseph Bruchac | Teens |
ISBN: 0439353580 Global Overview for this book
Registered by book_drunkard of Osgood, Indiana USA on 8/14/2014
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Journal Entry 1 by book_drunkard from Osgood, Indiana USA on Thursday, August 14, 2014
Amazon Editorial Review

Acclaimed author Joseph Bruchac makes his Scholastic Press debut with a powerful story of family and identity.

11-yr-old Sonny lives with his mother and father up near the Canadian border. Theirs isn’t a peaceful household, given his father Jake’s sudden rages, which can turn physical in an instant. Sonny’s refuge is his mother, and his uncle Louis, a quiet, wise old man who seems to always appear when Sonny and his mother need help most. Jake hates when Louis comes around, but luckily he works long hours at the nearby paper mill. Through an unexpected friendship with a new school librarian, Sonny gains enough confidence to stand up to his father, and to finally confront hidden family secrets and discover the truth about his Native American roots, and the people in his family's past who tried to destroy their heritage.

Set in upstate New York in the 1950s, Hidden Roots is a novel that illuminates a startling truth about our history as only Joe Bruchac can tell it.

Journal Entry 2 by book_drunkard at Osgood, Indiana USA on Thursday, August 14, 2014
I picked up this shabby little book at Goodwill.

It is a beautifully well written coming-of-age story.
I enjoyed each and every page.

Journal Entry 3 by book_drunkard at by mail, A Bookbox -- Controlled Releases on Saturday, December 3, 2016

Released 5 yrs ago (12/3/2016 UTC) at by mail, A Bookbox -- Controlled Releases


Off for a trip in the This-n-That Bookbox.

Journal Entry 4 by wingminesaynwing at Huron, Ohio USA on Monday, December 26, 2016
Chosen from book drunkard's This-n-That Bookbox. Thanks for including it in the mix of all sorts of good books.

Journal Entry 5 by wingminesaynwing at Huron, Ohio USA on Tuesday, February 8, 2022
A coming-of-age story about a youth, Howard Camp, who grows up knowing little to nothing about his ancestry. His father has anger issues; his mother and he often pay the price, and his Uncle Louis helps both of them despite his father's issue with the man.

The new school librarian helps Howard too with suggestions of what to read.

What is it about Uncle Louis that makes his father so angry? Who is Uncle Louis actually?

This is a book for tweens and/ or teens, but it definitely should be read by anyone.

Thanks book-drunkard once again for the book.

Journal Entry 6 by wingminesaynwing at Leesville, South Carolina USA on Saturday, July 2, 2022

Released 1 mo ago (7/3/2022 UTC) at Leesville, South Carolina USA


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Journal Entry 7 by wingjosieriverswing at Leesville, South Carolina USA on Tuesday, July 5, 2022
Received in a box of books... looks interesting, will hold on to it to read.

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