I Studied Art History, and Cultural Anthropology what a lovely book to share with all ages.
The Mask that Sang
Susan Currie, Author
Second Story Press, Fiction, Sep. 6, 2016
Suitable for Ages: 9-12
Themes: Bullying, Native American heritage, Family Relationships, Orphans, Residential Schools
Opening: Faster, faster! Cass kept scrambling past garbage cans and over cracked pavement, although her legs were dead stumps and her lungs screamed. The boys were close behind her, the same four who chased her home every day.
Book Synopsis: When Cass Foster’s estranged grandmother unexpectedly leaves her house and savings to Cass and her mom, it’s just the thing they need to change their lives. Cass is being bullied at school, and her mom just lost her job—again—so they pack up and move in. With the gift come more questions than answers for Cass. Why is her mom reluctant to live there? Why was this relative kept so secret? Why won’t her mother read the sealed letter from her…
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