Jo Jo Makoons: Snow Day

HarperCollins/Heartdrum. (Jo Jo Makoons: Bk. 3). Sept. 2023. 96p. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9780063015432; pap. $6.99. ISBN 9780063015449.
K-Gr 3–Seven-year-old JoJo Makoons is enjoying her first real snow day. No e-learning is occurring today due to an internet outage on the Ojibwe reservation where JoJo lives. She has been learning about healthy foods and being neighborly in school. With those topics in the forefront of JoJo’s mind, she and her friends set out to create Olympic games of their own. Outdoor adventures include rolling down the hill, using burned fry bread, and a lip pointing race that even the elders can get involved in. Being healthy and neighborly are woven throughout the nine chapters. New readers will adore JoJo’s voice and hilarious take on life. This early chapter book includes journal entries from JoJo, a glossary with pronunciation guide, and black-and-white illustrations.
VERDICT Readers will laugh out loud at JoJo’s antics and opinions as she embraces her community, heritage, and love for life. Give to fans of “Junie B. Jones.” Recommended for all libraries.

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