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Jo Jo Makoons: The Used-To-Be Best Friend: The Used-To-Be Best Friend

Hello/Boozhoo--meet Jo Jo Makoons Full of pride, joy, and plenty of humor, this first book in an all-new chapter book series by Dawn Quigley celebrates a spunky young Ojibwe girl who loves who she is.

Jo Jo Makoons Azure is a spirited seven-year-old who moves through the world a little differently than anyone else on her Ojibwe reservation. It always seems like her mom, her kokum (grandma), and her teacher have a lot to learn--about how good Jo Jo is at cleaning up, what makes a good rhyme, and what it means to be friendly.

Even though Jo Jo loves her #1 best friend Mimi (who is a cat), she's worried that she needs to figure out how to make more friends. Because Fern, her best friend at school, may not want to be friends anymore...

The Heartdrum imprint centers a wide range of intertribal voices, visions, and stories while welcoming all young readers, with an emphasis on the present and future of Indian Country and on the strength of young Native heroes. In partnership with We Need Diverse Books.

ISBN: 9781665077408

ISBN-10: 9781665077408

Publisher: HarperCollins

Publication Date: 05/11/2021 - 12:00am

On Sale: 05/11/2021 - 12:00am

Language: English

Categories

People & Places - United States - Native American

Social Themes - Friendship

Readers - Chapter Books