Wednesday, May 11, 2022

"Forever Cousins" - bookwrap



Forever Cousins

Authored by Laurel Goodluck
Illustrated by Jonathan Nelson


* Reading Age:  4-7 years

* Grade Level:  PS-2

* Length:  32 pages

* Publisher:  Charlesbridge Publishing

* Pub. Date: Sept. 20, 2022

* ISBN-10:  1623542928

* ISBN-13:  978-1623542924

* Language:  English

Unwrapping Some Illustrations



The Book

This is a heartwarming story starring two sweet Native American cousins, Kara and Amanda.  They are not only cousins, they are best of friends. 

Unfortunately Kara must leave to move back to the Rez.  Both girls are heartbroken regarding their separation and wonder if their special friendship will remain the same or change forever.  

They experience separation anxiety and hate that they cannot play and spend quality time together.  A family reunion is planned on the Rez and the girls are shy and apprehensive thinking perhaps when they meet up again things won't be the same.  Will they be correct or will they remain forever loving cousins and forever best friends? 

This story highlights the ongoing impact of the 1950s Indian Relocation Act on Native families, even today.  The illustrations are beautifully done, colourful, vibrant and expressive.  This is a powerful inspiring story of friendship, family ties and the grandness of LOVE!  I highly recommend this book. 

Storywraps Rating - 5 HUGS! 


Meet the Author


Laurel Goodluck writes picture books with modern Native themes. Raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, Laurel comes from an intertribal family and is an enrolled Mandan Hidatsa Arikara Nation and Tsimshian tribal member. Laurel has degrees in psychology and community counseling and family studies. She lives in Albuquerque, NM, where they raised two children. 

About the Illustrator

Jonathan Nelson is a Navajo graphic designer, graphic artist, and illustrator. He is Kiiyaa'รกanii (Towering House Clan) and Naakai Dine'รฉ (Mexican Clan). Jonathan designs and creates art and illustrations with paints, pixels, and ballpoint pens. He lives outside Denver, Colorado, with his family.

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