The Porcupine Year

Series Birchbark House Written and illustrated by Louise Erdrich
Publisher HarperCollins Imprint HarperCollins ISBN


Awards and Honors 2009 Notable Books for a Global Society

The Porcupine Year

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Minnesota, 1852: Now that white settlers have taken over the Island of the Golden-Breasted Woodpecker, twelve-year-old Omakayas and her family must search for a new home where they can live in peace. As they journey westward, they face many challenges: the fearsome Bwaanag tribe, a raid in which all their belongings are stolen, near-starvation, and the loss of a loved one. Author's note on the Ojibwe language. Glossary. Book notes. Black-and-white illustrations.
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