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Blessing's Bead by Debby Dahl Edwardson
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Jul 08, 2011

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Read in July, 2011

Okay YA book about natave Alaskan family. Starts out in the early 1900s around the time of the Spanish Influenza which wiped out whole villages about two sisters in a remote part of Alaska. How they become separated when one decides to marry into a tribe from across the Bering Sea. Then the influenza takes the remaining sister's whole family. Then the story shifts to more present day to the great-grandaughter who is reconnecting with here native culture when she is suddenly sent to live with her grandmother. Good story about family ties, cultural heritage. I learned some things I didn't know before.

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