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Waterless Mountain by Laura Adams Armer
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This is an older Newbery winner (published in 1931), but it wasn't as dated as you might expect (though the term "roadster" did leap out at me). It's very stream-of-consciousness, the coming of age story of a Navajo boy who feels drawn to the big questions in life, and is following in his uncle's footsteps, becoming a ceremonial singer ("medicine man"). I did a longish review of it over at the Newbery Project.

As I said in the review, I was surprised how much I liked it. I thought it was going to be a complete snooze-fest.

My kids - and I suspect many, many kids - *would* think it was a complete snooze-fest, though.

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