Jo Jo Makoons: The Used-to-Be Best Friend

Written by Dawn Quigley, Illustrated by Tara Audibert

This is a fun, easy chapter book about a young girl (probably kindergarten or first grade) who lives on an Ojibwe reservation with her mom, her grandma, and her cat. She is learning a lot about life, family, school, and friendship. The book has bright humor and situations to which many children can relate. It reads like a Junie B. Jones, with the added bonus of more diverse representation and lots of fun facts about native peoples and the Ojibwe culture. I highly recommend it!

Reviewed by Anna Wendorf, Media Clerk, Diamond Ridge Elementary School
Review shared in September 2021
Rating: ★★★★½ (4.5 stars)
Interest Level: Grades 1-3

Teaching Guide

Jojo Makoons #1
The Used-to-be Best Friend

Written by Dawn Quigley, Illustrated by Tara Audibert
Heartdrum, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers
62 pages
Release Date: May 11, 2021
ISBN: 9780063015388
A review copy was provided by the publisher.

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