The Mask That Sang

The Mask That Sang

Book - 2016
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Baker & Taylor
When Cass's estranged grandmother dies and leaves her house to Cass and her mother, she discovers a strange mask in the house that sings to her of her Cayuga heritage.

Orca Book Publishers
A young girl discovers her Cayuga heritage when she finds a mask that sings to her.
When Cass's estranged grandmother unexpectedly leaves her house and savings to Cass and her mom, it is just the thing they need to change their lives. Cass is being bullied at school, and her mom just lost her job—again—so they pack up and move in.

Cass finds an intriguing and powerful mask in her new room, and she is inexplicably drawn to it. A strange relationship grows between Cass and the mask; it sings her songs, shows her visions of past traumas and encourages her to be brave when facing bullies. The mask eventually leads her to discover her own Cayuga heritage and leads her into the arms of a community that's been waiting for them.

Publisher: Toronto : Second Story Press, c2016
ISBN: 9781772600131
Branch Call Number: PB J FIC CUR
Characteristics: 192 p. ;,19 cm.


From Library Staff

Cass and her mom have always stood on their own against the world. Then Cass learns she had a grandmother, one who was never part of her life, one who has just died and left her and her mother the first house they could call their own. But with it comes more questions than answers: Why is her Mom... Read More »

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Apr 22, 2018

A touching story about a single parent struggling with the unknown past and how a mask brings unity and clarity to their ancestral life. Well told through the eyes of a young girl also struggling with school and a new neighbourhood. Had me in tears more than once.

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