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How I became a ghost : a Choctaw Trail of Tears story. #1 / Tim Tingle.

Tingle, Tim, (author.).

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1 current hold with 1 total copy.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Detroit Lakes Public Library J TIN (Text) 33500012761987 Main Checked out 09/02/2022

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781937054533
  • ISBN: 1937054535
  • ISBN: 9781937054557
  • ISBN: 1937054551
  • Physical Description: 141 pages ; 22 cm.
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma : The RoadRunner Press, 2013.

Content descriptions

General Note:
MN American Indian literature.
Maps on endpapers.
Summary, etc.:
Told in the words of Isaac, a Choctaw boy who does not survive the Trail of Tears, How I Became a Ghost is a tale of innocence and resilience in the face of tragedy. From the opening line, "Maybe you have never read a book written by a ghost before," the reader is put on notice that this is no normal book. Isaac leads a remarkable foursome of Choctaw comrades: a tough-minded teenage girl, a shape-shifting panther boy, a lovable five-year-old ghost who only wants her mom and dad to be happy, and Isaac's talking dog, Jumper.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 8-12.
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader/Renaissance Learning MG 3.6 4.0 165811.
Awards Note:
American Indian Youth Services Literature Award, Middle school award winner, 2014
Author Notes

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. How I Became a Ghost was inspired by memories of Choctaw elders.

Subject: Indian Removal (1813-1903)
Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma.
Choctaw Indians > Relocation > Juvenile fiction.
Indian Removal, 1813-1903 > Juvenile fiction.
Choctaw boys > Juvenile fiction.
Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma > Juvenile fiction.
Choctaw Indians > Fiction.
Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma > Fiction.
Ghosts > Fiction.
Choctaw boys
Choctaw Indians > Relocation.
Choctaw Indians > Fiction.
Native Americans > Relocation > Oklahoma > Fiction.
Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma > Fiction.
Genre: Ghost stories > Juvenile.
Historical fiction > Juvenile.
Historical fiction.
Ghost stories.
Historical fiction.
Ghost stories.
Juvenile works.
Historical fiction.
Ghost stories.
Historical fiction.
Ghost stories.

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