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Children's Fiction Native Canadian

Skye Bird and the Eagle Feather

by (author) Mary Harelkin Bishop

illustrated by Heaven Starr

DriverWorks Ink
Initial publish date
Jan 2019
Native Canadian
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    Publish Date
    Jan 2019
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 10 to 15
  • Grade: 5 to 10


Skye Bird and her friends are beginning a new school year at a shiny new school that doesn’t look or feel at all welcoming or as cozy as their old school did. Skye’s brother is excited about joining the football team and making new friends, but Skye can’t seem to adapt to this new environment. Although Skye tries to be brave and encouraging for her young sister Cheyenne, this new school’s library doesn’t have the books Cheyenne wants to read about their culture and history, and Cheyenne is confused. Skye’s teacher doesn’t understand and isn’t even trying to get to know her. Skye’s classmates laugh at her. Worse yet, the only activity she really loves is powwow dancing, but there is no such thing at this school and her principal won’t even consider the idea! Skye can’t stop thinking about dancing powwow and starting a Culture Club and Drumming Group at her new school – but how could that happen? One night, an old woman comes to Skye in a vision. She’s carrying an eagle feather … and Skye learns what she must do to make things right.

About the authors

Mary Bishop is a teacher-librarian in the Saskatoon public school system. Writing has always been a very important aspect in her life. Mary knew she was a writer when she was nine years old. Mary has had a few poems and a short story published in local publications as well. She is a wonderful reader of her own work and is in great demand for writing workshops to help young people begin to write their own stories.In her spare time she loves to spend time with her family and friends walking, biking and skiing.

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