This section provides a short description of all the major characters in the book. This can be printed out as a study guide for students, used as a "key" for leading a class discussion, or you can jump to the quiz/homework section to find worksheets that incorporate these descriptions into a variety of question formats.
Dr. Lori Arviso Alvord - This person was the first Navajo female surgeon. Today, she serves as the Associate Dean of Students and Multicultural Affairs for Dartmouth at the Medical School. She also holds an assistant professorships in surgery and psychiatry.
The Navajo - Also known as the Diné, these people are currently the second largest tribe of Native Americans in the United States.
Grace Cupp - This is the grandmother, who was the closest family member and lived with her for many years.
Jon Alvord - This person is a...
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