This story takes place in the Philippines in 1899. I was fascinated to learn more about what life was like then. My favorite characters were Samkad's best friend, Luki who always wants to play with the boys instead of staying with the other girls and Samkad's dog, Chuka. I'd recommend this to anyone who loves a good coming of age adventure story, especially if you also love dogs.
Bone Talk by Candy Gourlay
5th - 7th
Tags: adventure, animals, friendship, global perspectives, historical fiction, people of color