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Racing the Sun

by Paul Pitts  |  Grades: 5-8 

Being an American in ian wasn't something twelve-year-old Brandon Rogers liked to advertise. His father had left his Indian heritage behind when he went to college and Brandon had grown up in suburbia-just a regular kid. Who neededembarrassing mumbo-jumbo to make you look different? But then Brandon's Navajo grandfather moved off the reservation and into the lower bunk in Brandon's room!

It wasn't easy having a roommate who chanted himself to sleep and got you out of bed before sunrise to race the sun. But now Brandon's learning lessons he'll never forget. Like how to take on the old ways without giving up the new. And how to grow up proud and strong ... with a heritage as real as an old man's love.

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