Elatsoe, an Indigenous teen, lives in a world where magic exists, and magical creatures roam. She has special powers that she must use as she and her friend embark on a dangerous adventure to uncover the hidden truth behind her cousin’s tragic death. The novel’s interesting and well-developed characters help give readers insight into the prejudice and experiences of an Indigenous teen in a modern-day context. The story is interesting and is written at an appropriate level for independent reading or as a read-aloud. In the Grade 7–12 classroom, the novel may provide opportunities to discuss Indigenous cultural beliefs or different attitudes towards death and the afterlife, narrative practices, and ethical judgements.
Native American
Little Badger, D.
Primary Identifier
English Language Arts