Nomination: Island’s End

Venkatraman, Padma. Island’s End. 2011. 228p. G.P. Putnam’s Sons/ Penguin. $16.99 (978-0-399-25099-6). Gr. 4-up.

Uido trains hard to become her tribe’s oko-jumu, spiritual leader, an unusual role for a young woman. She learns from her teacher, as well as her plant and animal spirit guides, ways to heal her people, lead them through natural disasters and to ameliorate the impact of the modern world around them.[keo/ field nom kr]

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