Raising Bean : Essays on Laughing and Living

SKU: 9780814349304

Author:
W. S. Penn
Grade Levels:
Adult Education
Nation:
Nez Perce
Book Type:
Paperback
Pages:
232
Publisher:
Wayne State University Press
Copyright Data:
2022

Price:
Sale price$27.99

Description

W. S. Penn, Nez Perce, has won several literary awards including the North American Indian Prose Award and a Critic's Choice Award.

Offered in the oral traditions of the Nez Perce, writer W. S. Penn records the conversations he held with his granddaughter, lovingly referred to as "Bean," as he guided her toward adulthood while confronting society’s interest in possessions, fairness, and status. Penn charts a way through life where each endeavour is a journey—an opportunity to love, to learn, or to interact—rather than the means to a prize at the end.

Divided into five parts, Penn addresses topics such as the power of words, race and identity, school, and how to be.

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