The star that always stays
Johnson, Anna Rose, author.

The star that always stays

Johnson, Anna Rose, author.

Growing up on Beaver Island, Grand-père told Norvia stories—stories about her ancestor Migizi, about Biboonke-o-nini the Wintermaker, about the Crane Clan and the Reindeer Clan. He sang her songs in the old language, and her grandmothers taught her to make story quilts and maple candy. On the island, Norvia was proud of her Ojibwe heritage. Things are different in the city. Here, Norvia’s mother forces her to pretend she’s not Native at all—even to Mr. Ward, Ma’s new husband, and to Vernon, Norvia’s irritating new stepbrother. In fact, there are a lot of changes in the city: ten-cent movies, gleaming soda shops, speedy automobiles, ninth grade. It’s dizzying for a girl who grew up on the forested shores of Lake Michigan. Despite the move, the upheaval, and the looming threat of world war, Norvia and her siblings—all five of them—are determined to make 1914 their best year ever. Norvia is certain that her future depends upon it... and upon her discretion. But how can she have the best year ever if she has to hide who she truly is? -- Amazon.

Ages 8-12. Holiday House.
Grades 4-6. Holiday House.

First edition.

Physical Description
274 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.

Christian fiction.
Historical fiction.

Subject Term
Stepfamilies -- Juvenile fiction.
Families -- Juvenile fiction.
Books and reading -- Juvenile fiction.
Ojibwa Indians -- Juvenile fiction.
Indians of North America -- Juvenile fiction.
Christian life -- Juvenile fiction.
Divorce -- Juvenile fiction.
Family secrets -- Juvenile fiction.

Geographic Term
Michigan -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile fiction.

Holiday House,

Publication Date


Publication Information
New York : Holiday House, [2022]

Call Number

Item BarcodeCollectionCall NumberStatus
33607003626705New Middle FictionJOHNSONChecked out