1. We thought this was a great read-aloud too. I wound up reading pretty short segments rather than whole chapters because we would often want to stop and talk something over. The way we handled the language was to have the kids read the word silently, then talk about why we would never say that word, and then when it came up I would refer to it as “that terrible name” or “that disrespectful word” or something like that. It was a little awkward, but I think it helped the kids remember why it was significant that the author used the word without desensitizing them to it. Anyway, I’m glad your family enjoyed it too!

  2. I had heard this title for years but somehow thought it was related to Native Americans. I guess that’s what I get for not looking it up. 🙂 Sounds interesting!

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