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Nascha and the Medicine Man by Leah Leonard
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Apr 08, 2011

really liked it
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After a series of tragedies leaves her without a place to call home, Sasha is sent to live with a father she had believed to be dead. Her father, Red Feather, lives on a Navajo reservation in New Mexico, where he is the tribe's medicine man.

Still pained by the hurt of losing her mother and grandmother, Sasha feels like an outsider because she is also half African-American. With the help of her father, Nacsha, as she is now called, learns to hone her ability to see dead people, as well as to develop her skills as the next Navajo healer.

Will she stick around New Mexico with her Shaman father, or will Nascha follow in her mother's footsteps and return to New York as soon as she can?

Leah Leonard gives readers an inside look at the world of the Navajo in this heartwarming story of hardship and the importance of family. Teens will be engrossed by Nascha's dramatic transformation, and entertained until the very last page.
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