“By reimagining a traditional story in a contemporary context, populating it with faceted Native characters, and centering it on and around the Navajo Nation, Roanhorse shows that Native stories are active and alive. Native readers will see themselves as necessary heroes while readers of all walks will want to be their accomplices.”- Kirkus, starred review
Congratulations to New York Times bestselling author Rebecca Roanhorse on last week’s release of RACE TO THE SUN!
Rebecca is on tour right now as part of this international launch from the Rick Riordan imprint of Disney/ Hyperion. We want to send her our cheers and congratulations!
RACE TO THE SUN
Lately, seventh grader Nizhoni Begay has been able to detect monsters, like that man in the fancy suit who was in the bleachers at her basketball game. Turns out he’s Mr. Charles, her dad’s new boss at the oil and gas company, and he’s alarmingly interested in Nizhoni and her brother, Mac, their Navajo heritage, and the legend of the Hero Twins. Nizhoni knows he’s a threat, but her father won’t believe her. When Dad disappears the next day, leaving behind a message that says “Run!”, the siblings and Nizhoni’s best friend, Davery, are thrust into a rescue mission that can only be accomplished with the help of Diné Holy People, all disguised as quirky characters. Their aid will come at a price: the kids must pass a series of trials in which it seems like nature itself is out to kill them. If Nizhoni, Mac, and Davery can reach the House of the Sun, they will be outfitted with what they need to defeat the ancient monsters Mr. Charles has unleashed. But it will take more than weapons for Nizhoni to become the hero she was destined to be
“Inspired Recommendations for Kids from Indie Booksellers” – Winter 2019-2020 Kids’ Indie Next List
Learn more about Rebecca and her books here: www.rebeccaroanhorse.com
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