How I Became A Ghost by Tim Tingle

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Storyteller Tingle’s tale unfolds in Isaac’s conversational voice; readers “hear” his story with comforting clarity and are plunged into the Choctaw belief system, so they can begin to understand it from the inside out.
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In this first novel for children by internationally renowned Choctaw storyteller Tim Tingle, a ten-year-old boy tells the story of his tribe’s removal from its Mississippi homeland, and how the Choctaws exodus to the American West led him to become a ghost — one able to help those left behind.
 

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Tim Tingle is an Oklahoma Choctaw, an award-winning author, and a storyteller who has presented at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. His great-great-great-grandfather, John Carnes, walked the Trail of Tears in 1835. In 1993, Tingle retraced the Trail to Choctaw homelands in Mississippi and began recording stories of tribal elders. His first book, Walking the Choctaw Road, was the result, and in 2005 it was named Book of the Year in Oklahoma and Alaska. Tingle’s first children’s book, Crossing Bok Chitto, a Sequoyah Award finalist, garnered more than twenty state and national awards, including Best Children’s Book from the American Indian Library Association; it was also a New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice title. Steven Walker of Oklahoma City contributed the map of the Choctaw removal routes for this book.
 
Published December 25, 2013 by The RoadRunner Press. 160 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Science Fiction & Fantasy. Fiction
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on Jun 08 2013

Storyteller Tingle’s tale unfolds in Isaac’s conversational voice; readers “hear” his story with comforting clarity and are plunged into the Choctaw belief system, so they can begin to understand it from the inside out.

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