Saltypie: A Choctaw Journey from Darkness into Light

Ability, Disability & Ableism
People, Identity & Culture
Race & Racism
Author(s):
Tim Tingle
Illustrator(s):
Karen Clarkson
Age Group:
7-12
Publisher:
Cinco Puntos Press
ISBN:
978-1933693675
Year:
Ability, Disability & Ableism
People, Identity & Culture
Race & Racism

In this powerful family saga, this book tells the story of the author's family’s move from Oklahoma Choctaw country to Pasadena, TX. Spanning 50 years, Saltypie describes the problems faced by his Choctaw grandmother—from her orphan days at an Indian Residential School to hardships encountered in her new home on the Gulf Coast.

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