Sing Down the Moon

'dell sing down the moon

A 1971 Newbery Honor Book

The Spanish Slavers were an ever-present threat to the Navaho way of life. One lovely spring day, fourteen-year-old Bright Morning and her friend Running Bird took their sheep to pasture. The sky was clear blue against the red buttes of the Canyon de Schelly, and the fields and orchards of the Navahos promised a rich harvest. Bright Morning was happy as she gazed across the beautiful valley that was the home of her tribe. She turned when Black Dog barked, and it was then that she saw the Spanish slavers riding straight toward her.---from the publisher

144 pages                                  978-0547406329                     Ages 10-13

Keywords:  historical fiction, Native Americans, exploitation, courage, grit, slavery, Spanish Slavers, 19th century, action/adventure, 10 year old, 11 year old, 12 year old, 13 year old, Newbery Honor

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