Annotations for Salt : A Story of Friendship in a Time of War


Baker & Taylor
A novel in verse about two 12-year-old boys--a Miami tribe member and the son of traders--explores how their early 19th-century friendship was tested by rising tensions between Fort Wayne armies and Native Americans who sought to protect their homeland. By the Printz Honor-winning author of Keesha's House.

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Baker & Taylor
Twelve-year-olds Anikwa, of the Miami village of Kekionga, and James, of the trading post outside Fort Wayne, find their friendship threatened by the rising fear and tension brought by the War of 1812.

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McMillan Palgrave
Anikwa and James, twelve years old in 1812, spend their days fishing, trapping, and exploring together in the forests of the Indiana Territory. To Anikwa and his family, members of the Miami tribe, this land has been home for centuries. As traders, James's family has ties to the Miami community as well as to the American soldiers in the fort. Now tensions are rising--the British and American armies prepare to meet at Fort Wayne for a crucial battle, and Native Americans from surrounding tribes gather in Kekionga to protect their homeland. After trading stops and precious commodities, like salt, are withheld, the fort comes under siege, and war ravages the land. James and Anikwa, like everyone around them, must decide where their deepest loyalties lie. Can their families--and their friendship--survive?
In Salt, Printz Honor author Helen Frost offers a compelling look at a difficult time in history.
A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2013
A Frances Foster Book


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