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sarahyurco
Bo at Ballard Creek | Kirkpatrick Hill
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Published: 2013
Bo at Ballard Creek is a story about a young girl who was adopted and raised by gold miners at the end of the Alaskan gold rush in the 1920s. Bo's story is one of adventure as she learns to live in an Eskimo village.
Awards: Scott O'Dell, ALA Notable Children's Books

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TheRiehlDeal
The Great Alone | Kristin Hannah
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#WondrousWednesday
Thanks for the tag, @Eggs !

1. The Nickel Boys

2. No, but I am subscribed to an audiobook service (Libro.fm).

3. Tagged. It‘s set during winter in Alaska.

Eggs # 1 was so good/sad💔 4d
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Suelizbeth
Blood Will Tell | Dana Stabenow
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Kate Shugak is fierce! Her emaa is fiercer. Who will win in their struggle of wills? And does Kate have a choice? Betrayal, death, murder, deception, lies, tribal lands, tribal politics, and Kate is the one to unravel it all. Her life will never be the same. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Suelizbeth
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Another stellar Kate Shugak mystery. Kate finds a body in the forest while picking mushrooms, a bumper crop after a forest fire. How did the person end up out in the middle of nowhere, who are they, and how did they die? Does it have anything to do with the members of the local fundamentalist church? When Kate finds the answers, they‘re more disturbing than she was prepared for. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Hcecrle
Bo at Ballard Creek | Kirkpatrick Hill

This novel is about a young girl named Bo who is born in Alaska and is abandoned by her mother as a baby. She is then taken to an orphanage where she is adopted by two male gold miners where she grows up learning two languages, English and Eskimo. This story could be read by 4th-grade students but would also be a great read-aloud for any age group as it even has pictures included throughout. Scott O'Dell Award winner.

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loganhiller
Bo at Ballard Creek | Kirkpatrick Hill

Bo at Ballard Creek by Kirkpatrick Hill is about Bo, an Alaskan orphan who was adopted and raised by two locals that teach him the Alaskan way.

This is a great read-aloud for younger readers to introduce the idea of the gold mine and historical fiction!

Would love to use this in my classroom someday!

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BarbaraBB
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Just sharing some ideas for #Booked2023 the winter part. I am not sure at all about many prompts and some of them don‘t appeal at all. So I am in need of inspiration 😁

squirrelbrain Just looked at all 4 of your posts - some great choices! I‘ll post mine tomorrow - I‘ve figured most of them out, and have quite a few on my shelf already. I‘ve also just about sorted #readingtheamericas23 with some #doubledipping going on! 3w
BarbaraBB @squirrelbrain Thanks, looking forward to your choices! 3w
TrishB @squirrelbrain please tell me you have a spreadsheet 😁 3w
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squirrelbrain Just the one?! @TrishB I have two already, one for #booked2023 and one for #readingtheamericas23…. 🤣 3w
TrishB @squirrelbrain that makes me happy 😁 3w
Cinfhen Yipppeeee!! @squirrelbrain the return of the SPREADSHEETs!!!!! 3w
Cinfhen I know you‘re gonna LOVE Lucy & Night Shift is fun 🤩 3w
BarbaraBB @Cinfhen I‘m just sorry I have to wait until January until I can read it! It‘ll probably be my first book if the year. And I needed a reason to read the Finlay after your review!! 3w
TrishB @BarbaraBB have you brought it yet? 🤞🏻 3w
BarbaraBB @TrishB No I have mostly added books I don‘t own yet haha because my own books don‘t fit the prompts! (edited) 3w
TrishB Well phew…..don‘t buy before your birthday! 3w
BarbaraBB @TrishB Haha now I get why you‘re asking! I am super glad you bought it for me instead 🙌🏽 3w
TrishB 😘 3w
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Bojo2006
Jimmy Bluefeather | Kim Heacox
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What a beautiful book! The author moves the story along at just the right pace with poetic language that will make you want to go to Alaska. It tells the story of 90-something Keb Wistling, who is intentional about not dying before he‘s dead, and his grandson who is reinventing himself after a logging accident. The audio is particularly helpful since the book incorporates some phrases in the Tlingit language. ❤️ this book!

SamAnne I took this with me on my mast Alaska trip. Great story! 4w
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erickahhh
The Great Alone | Kristin Hannah
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Oooof, this one hit my in the gut. I cried more times than I could count. Happy tears, sad tears, frustrated tears, complicated tears... all of the tears! Hannah has an amazing capacity for cresting characters with so much depth and range of emotion. I have been in love with Alaska for a long time. This book reminded me why it is on my bucket list.

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