Published on December 24, 2013 by Carol
Book title: Canyon of Doom: Silki The Girl of Many Scarves, Book Two
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Author: Jodi Lea Stewart
Silki knows who’s behind the menacing characters invading the Navajo Rez, but no one’s listening.
Stealing money isn’t the aim of the Mesa Redondo bank robbers. They want the mysterious metal object Silki and her best friend Birdie discovered in the bogs of Canyon Daacha. With Birdie headed up to Kayenta for the rest of the summer, Silki navigates wide-eyed and solo through a whirl of thievery, scary characters, lost artifacts, and a shadowy stranger Silki dubs Amber Eyes. Against a backdrop of Monsoon Season floods and quicksand, Silki’s plight is complicated by the hateful slurs of a rebellious cousin her family must rescue before it’s too late. Soon, Silki finds herself in the middle of a plot that stretches all the way back to World War II and reaches right into the very soul of her own family.
Woven with Navajo language, tradition, and lore, CANYON OF DOOM is the second book in a series of one girl’s adventures in the American Southwest.