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Monday, September 27, 2010

Saltypie by Tim Tingle

Saltypie: A Choctaw Journey from Darkness into Light by Tim Tingle, illustrated by Karen Clarkson (Cinco Puntos Press, 2010) is featured in this month's (October 2010) issue of Library Sparks magazine, Vol. 8, No. 2, pages 16- 18.

The article begins "For a subject worked and reworked so often in novels, motion pictures, and television.  American Indians are the least understood and the most misunderstood of us all." Tim Tingle uses this quote from John F. Kennedy (1963) in the author note appended to his compelling family memoir, Saltypie.

Read the book, and check for enrichment extensions at

This is a book that should be in all libraries that serve children and  all ages. Consider this book to introduce units/discussions with young adult and older readers regarding our cultural prejudices, stereotypes, resiliency, family strength, and relationships among the generations.

Great book, Great Reading!  Check it Out!

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