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  • ISBN 13: 9781933693675
  • ISBN 10: 1933693673
  • Price: $17.95 / $19.50 CAN
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A Choctaw Journey from Darkness into Light

By (author) Tim Tingle, Illustrated by Karen Clarkson

<p><I>Bee stings on the backside! That was just the beginning. Tim was about to enter a world of the past, with bullying boys, stones and Indian spirits of long ago. But they were real spirits, real stones, very real memories…</I></p><p>In this powerful family saga, author Tim Tingle tells the story of his family’s move from Oklahoma Choctaw country to Pasadena, TX. Spanning 50 years, <B>Saltypie</B> describes the problems encountered by his Choctaw grandmother—from her orphan days at an Indian boarding school to hardships encountered in her new home on the Gulf Coast.</p><p>Tingle says, “Stories of modern Indian families rarely grace the printed page. Long before I began writing, I knew this story must be told.” Seen through the innocent eyes of a young boy, <B>Saltypie</B> — a 2011 Skipping Stones honor book, WordCraft Circle 2012 Children's Literature Award-winner, and winner of the 2011 Paterson Prize for Books for Young People in the category of Grades 4-6 — is the story of one family’s efforts to honor the past while struggling to gain a foothold in modern America.</p><p><B>Tim Tingle</B>, a member of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, is a sought-after storyteller for folklore festivals, library conferences, and schools across America. At the request of Choctaw Chief Pyle, Tim tells a story to the tribe every year before Pyle’s State of the Nation Address at the Choctaw Labor Day Gathering. Tim’s previous and often reprinted books from Cinco Puntos Press—<B>Walking the Choctaw Road</B> and <B>Crossing Bok Chitto</B>—received numerous awards, but what makes Tim the proudest is the recognition he receives from the American Indian communities.</p><p><B>Karen Clarkson</B>, a Choctaw tribal member, is a self-taught artist who specializes in portraits of Native Americans. She did not start painting until after her children had left home; she has since been widely acclaimed as a Native American painter. She lives in San Leandro, California.</p>

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