Salt

A Story of Friendship in a Time of War

By Helen Frost
(Farrar Straus Giroux, Hardcover, 9780374363871, 138pp.)

Publication Date: July 23, 2013

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Description

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.




About the Author
HELEN FROST is the author of "Keesha's House," a Michael L. Printz Honor Book, and "Spinning Through the Universe," as well as a book of poetry for adults and many nonfiction books for young readers. She lives in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
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