Cady and the Bear Necklace
Cady, a 13-year-old girl of Native American heritage, is attending a reservation school for the first time in her life. One day Cady finds an eagle feather on the hallway floor and reports it to the principal. He cautions her that a mystery might soon appear in her life. Not long after Cady discovers an antique Indian beaded necklace hidden in her closet. Why has she found it? The elders tell her it is her task to find out why. Her new friends: Irish, John Ray, and a talking blue jay help to guide her as she balances between two worlds.
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Coming April 2022: Cady and the Bear Necklace will be featured in "Writing Children's Books for Dummies" (3rd edition)
Cady and the Bear Necklace is the winner of the 2020 New Mexico-Arizona Book Award: Multicultural Category, The Midwest Book Award, and the Historical Society of Michigan State History Award, and has also been honored as a finalist by the Next Generation Indie Book Award.
PRAISE FOR CADY AND THE BEAR NECKLACE:
"...a passionate look at Native American culture and how it affects a young girl as she grows from a child to a young woman." - 5-Star Review from Readers' Favorite (Read FULL REVIEW)
"...a compelling, character-driven novel with a rich cultural background and a positive message for everyone. - from "Superior Read: Novel for Youth Entertains, Educates" Marquette Monthly
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"A Book Birthday Blog with Author Ann Dallman" - The Mitten, The Blog of The Society of Children's Book Writers & Illustrators, Michigan Chapter (Read FULL POST)
"I’d like readers to learn more about the native culture and history of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and of its residents." - Interview on the Middle-Grade Mojo website (Read FULL INTERVIEW)
“…and the reader lucky enough to open this book, into a fascinating deep dive into Native American culture and a perplexing mystery. The author taught for 15 years at the Hannahville Indian School in the U.P. and wrote this book for her students. The novel has won awards from the Midwest Independent Publishing Association and the Historical Society of Michigan to name only two. And oh yes, this is a YA novel, but I defy anyone of any age to read a few pages and not become totally absorbed in Cady's life.” - Tom Powers, Michigan in Books blog/May 2021 edition
"5.0 out of 5 stars Great book for kids! As the Director of the Crystal Falls District Community Library, I highly recommend this book! It has mystery and adventure, with a hint of romance. I have bought this book for gifts, and it is just great. Ann Dallman can really write a tale for tween children that speaks to them on their level. Don't overthink it. Just put this in your cart now and buy it!" - Crystal Falls District Community Library
The Upper Peninsula Publishers and Authors Association presents Ann Dallman and her novel, Cady and the Bear Necklace.
A short video of Ann reading from
Cady and the Bear Necklace.
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