This book was just delightful. Nah-Tee, the main character, is a Native American girl who lives in a pueblo in the Southwest. She is very brave and she meets an also brave friend named Moyo. Nah-tee has become separated from her family, and this book is about their search to find them.
I like how Grace Moon writes. For example, Nahtee describes riding through the loneliness of the desert: “This was a jolly loneliness – it was a sparkly daytime loneliness, and there wasn’t a fear thought hiding away anywhere. Somehow, there was a smile in everything.”
There is some language in a few places that would be considered insensitive in today’s world. But Nah-tee and Moyo are portrayed as such heroic children who work together to complete their quest, and overall I believe it’s a positive portrayal of independent Native American children. This is one of my favorites so far (I think I say this a lot!).