Cover image for Talking leaves Two acclaimed authors have new releases that will be a welcome addition to the historical fiction genre, both about Native Americans.  Louise ErCover image for Makoonsdrich continues her Birchbark House Series with book five, Makoons, about twin brothers living with their Ojibwe family on the Great Plains of Dakota Territory in 1866 who must learn to become buffalo hunters.  And Joseph Bruchac tells the story of Sequoyah and the creation of the Cherokee alphabet through the eyes of Sequoyah’s 13-year-old son.  Pick up either of these reads to take a fascinating trip into the American past.