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

Dawn Quigley (Author), Tara Audibert (Illustrator)

Chapter Book

Chapter Book

May 11, 2021

Hello/Boozhoo—meet Jo Jo Makoons!

Jo Jo Makoons Azure is a spirited seven-year-old who moves through the world a little differently than anyone else on her Ojibwe reservation. It always seems like her mom, her kokum (grandma), and her teacher have a lot to learn—about how good Jo Jo is at cleaning up, what makes a good rhyme, and what it means to be friendly.

Even though Jo Jo loves her #1 best friend Mimi (who is a cat), she’s worried that she needs to figure out how to make more friends. Because Fern, her best friend at school, may not want to be friends anymore…

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