Blessing’s Bead

By Debby Dahl Edwardson
Publisher Farrar Straus Giroux Imprint Farrar, Straus and Giroux ISBN


Awards and Honors 2011 ALA Best Fiction for Young Adults; Booklist Top 10 First Novels for Youth 2010; Booklist Top 10 Historical Fiction for Youth 2010; NCSS Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People 2010, History/Life & Culture in the Americas; IRA Notable Books for a Global Society 2010

Blessing’s Bead

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Drugs/Alcohol/Tobacco: Alcohol Abuse,Violence: Abuse Reference/Discussion,Violence: Mild Violence

Two connected narratives describe different generations of one native Alaskan family. "Nutaaq's Story (1917)" details a girl's devastation when first her sister marries a foreigner and moves away, and later, when her remaining family dies during a flu epidemic. "Blessing's Story (1989)" depicts a family ravaged by neglect and estrangement-and healed by memory and tradition.
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