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Race to the Sun
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Books on Tape 2020
Accelerated Reader:
IL: MG - BL: 4.6 - AR Pts: 10
Lexile measure:
680L
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Description
Best-selling author Rick Riordan welcomes indigenous fantasy writer Rebecca Roanhorse to his imprint with this thrilling adventure about a Navajo girl who discovers she's a monsterslayer.
Lately, seventh grader Nizhoni Begay has been able to detect monsters, like that man in the fancy suit who was in the bleachers at her basketball game. Turns out he's Mr. Charles, her dad's new boss at the oil and gas company, and he's alarmingly interested in Nizhoni and her brother, Mac, their Navajo heritage, and the legend of the Hero Twins. When Dad disappears the next day, leaving behind a message that says "Run!", the siblings and Nizhoni's best friend, Davery, are thrust into a rescue mission, which can only be done with the help of Navajo gods, all disguised as quirky "rez" personalities. After a series of dangerous—and mind-bending—trials, Nizhoni, Mac, and Davery finally reach the sun god, who outfits them with the weapons they need to take down Mr. Charles and the ancient monsters he has unleashed. But it will take more than weapons for Nizhoni to become the hero she was destined to be. . . .
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Format:
OverDrive MP3 Audiobook, OverDrive Listen
Edition:
Unabridged
Street Date:
01/14/2020
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780593149546
Accelerated Reader:
MG
Level 4.6, 10 Points
Lexile measure:
680
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APA Citation (style guide)

Rebecca Roanhorse. (2020). Race to the Sun. Unabridged Books on Tape.

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Rebecca Roanhorse. 2020. Race to the Sun. Books on Tape.

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Rebecca Roanhorse, Race to the Sun. Books on Tape, 2020.

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Rebecca Roanhorse. Race to the Sun. Unabridged Books on Tape, 2020.

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Best-selling author Rick Riordan welcomes indigenous fantasy writer Rebecca Roanhorse to his imprint with this thrilling adventure about a Navajo girl who discovers she's a monsterslayer.
Lately, seventh grader Nizhoni Begay has been able to detect monsters, like that man in the fancy suit who was in the bleachers at her basketball game. Turns out he's Mr. Charles, her dad's new boss at the oil and gas company, and he's alarmingly interested in Nizhoni and her brother, Mac, their Navajo heritage, and the legend of the Hero Twins. When Dad disappears the next day, leaving behind a message that says "Run!", the siblings and Nizhoni's best friend, Davery, are thrust into a rescue mission, which can only be done with the help of Navajo gods, all disguised as quirky "rez" personalities. After a series of dangerous—and mind-bending—trials, Nizhoni, Mac, and Davery finally reach the sun god, who outfits them with the weapons they need to take down Mr. Charles and the ancient monsters he has unleashed. But it will take more than weapons for Nizhoni to become the hero she was destined to be. . . .
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        In this fantasy inspired by Navajo legends, two siblings discover they’re the latest incarnations of the famed Hero Twins, just in time to combat a devious monster who plans to unleash his brethren upon the world. In Albuquerque, N.M., 12-year-old Nizhoni Begay can detect monsters disguised as regular people. And no one heeds her warnings, even when one monster—her father’s new boss, Mr. Charles, an oil executive at a company that “people are protesting for putting in that pipeline”—shows interest in her Navajo heritage. After Mr. Charles kidnaps her father, Nizhoni, along with her younger brother Marcus and her best friend Davery, journey across the American Southwest and into a spiritual realm to obtain the weapons needed to defeat Mr. Charles’s army of monsters. But for Nizhoni to follow in her long-vanished mother’s footsteps as a monster slayer, she must survive a grueling series of challenges. Roanhorse (the Sixth World series for adults), who is Ohkay Owingeh and African-American, draws on her husband’s heritage to reimagine Navajo stories and characters, delivering a fast-paced, exciting adventure. While the antagonists could stand further development, Nizhoni’s blend of snark, confidence, and humor proves as multifaceted as the satisfying tale’s focus on friendship, family, and cultural legacy. Ages 8–12. Agent: Sara Megibow, KT Literary.

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      • content: Narrator Kinsale Hueston's fervent, youthful tones are well matched to Roanhorse's fiercely determined characters. Nizhoni Begay; her younger brother, Mac; and her best friend, Davery must embark on a dangerous rescue when Nizhoni and Mac's father disappears. She learns that the powers she and her brother possess are linked to the monster-slaying twins of Navajo legend. With the help of Navajo gods, the trio battle monsters, fight their way through trials, and discover truths about Nizhoni and Mac's mother's disappearance years ago. Hueston's portrayals of the monsters and gods add weight and wisdom to this daring narrative, while her first-person narration as Nizhoni speaks to the anger, strength, and confusion a hero often feels when called to their destiny. K.S.B. © AudioFile 2020, Portland, Maine
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        July 1, 2020

        Gr 5-8-Seventh-grader Nizhoni Begay left a big public school for a small tribal school, but she still doesn't feel like she fits in. The fact she is able to see monsters sets her apart from her family, as the most current visible monster is her father's new boss. When her father disappears after a meeting with Mr. Charles, Nizhoni, her little brother Mac, and savvy schoolmate Davery are determined to find him. Help turns up in unexpected ways: a kind stranger, coded song lyrics, and Navajo legends come to life. Though Nizhoni feels she has "zero" hero material, she, Mac, and Davery bravely and ingeniously gather gifts from the sacred mountains, aided by Din� legends including Rock Crystal Boy and Spider Woman, along with a stuffed horned toad come to life. Narrator Kinsale Hueston, an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation, voices Nizhoni convincingly, whether she is annoyed with Mac or speaking phrases and names in Navajo. VERDICT A fast-paced adventure, occasionally violent, with a strong, positive "be who you are" subtext. Suggest to mythology-based adventure readers.-Maggie Knapp, Trinity Valley Sch., Fort Worth, TX

        Copyright 2020 School Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

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Lately, seventh grader Nizhoni Begay has been able to detect monsters, like that man in the fancy suit who was in the bleachers at her basketball game. Turns out he's Mr. Charles, her dad's new boss at the oil and gas company, and he's alarmingly interested in Nizhoni and her brother, Mac, their Navajo heritage, and the legend of the Hero Twins. When Dad disappears the next day, leaving behind a message that says "Run!", the siblings and Nizhoni's best friend, Davery, are thrust into a rescue mission, which can only be done with the help of Navajo gods, all disguised as quirky "rez" personalities. After a series of dangerous—and mind-bending—trials, Nizhoni, Mac, and Davery finally reach the sun god, who outfits them with the weapons they need to take down Mr. Charles and the ancient...
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