The Home Wind
Author: Terri Martin
The Home Wind is a middle-grade (ages 9 and up) children's novel set in an Upper Michigan Logging camp in the 1870s. The book is told from the point of view of a twelve-year old boy, Jamie. He befriends a Native American boy and the two face the challenges of a harsh environment and prejudiced world. The boys help one another overcome personal conflicts, too heavy to bear alone.
...The author weaves the backstory of both boys through action and dialogue, with impeccably researched details. Her descriptions of the scenes and action make the reader feel as if they are right there in the middle of it all. This book should go far, and not just with young audiences. A great discussion guide can be found at the end of the book... Deborah K. Frontiera for UPPAA Book Review.
Publisher: Gnarly Woods Publications
Book Website: http://www.TerriLynnMartin.com