Nomination: Lone Wolves

wolvesSmelcer, John. Lone Wolves. 2013. 192p. Leapfrog Press, $12.16.  (978-1935248408). Gr. 7-10.

16-year old Denny Yazzie has inherited her grandfather’s passion for dogsledding, as well as his commitment to keeping their Native Alaskan language and culture alive. Despite being told by her mother, as well as her peers, that girls don’t sled, Denny prepares for the Great Race,  a male-dominated dog-sled competition that will take her a grueling 1,000 miles into the wilds of Alaska.

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