In this second book in the Jo Jo Makoons series, written by American Indian Youth Literature Honor–winning author Dawn Quigley (Ojibwe), and illustrated by artist Tara Audibert (Wolastoqey), the irrepressible Jo Jo is determined to learn how to be fancy before her aunt’s wedding, with her own particular flair.
Filled with lots of glitter, raised pinkies, and humorous misunderstandings, this second book in the Jo Jo Makoons series is filled with the joy of a young Ojibwe girl discovering her very own special shine from the inside out.
First grader Jo Jo Makoons knows how to do a lot of things, like how to jump rope, how to hide her peas in her milk, and how to be helpful in her classroom.
But there’s one thing Jo Jo doesn’t know how to do: be fancy. She has a lot to learn before her Aunt Annie’s wedding!
Favorite purple unicorn notebook in hand, Jo Jo starts exploring her Ojibwe community to find ways to be fancy.
“About This Story.” Glossary. Author’s note. Black-and-white illustrations.
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