A Name Earned

7th GenerationSKU: 9781939053183

Author:
Tingle, Tim
Grade Levels:
Five, Six, Seven, Eight, Nine
Nation:
Choctaw
Book Type:
PB
Pages:
136
Publisher:
7th Generation

Price:
Sale price$13.95

Description

A Name Earned is one of the titles in 7th Generations' PathFinders Series. This series of novels are known as high/low books—written at a lower reading level but with high-interest, age-appropriate plots. Designed for reluctant readers ages 12 and up, these books feature linear story lines, limited vocabulary and short sentences. The main characters in all the titles are Indigenous teens and the stories all include references to traditional ways. The layout and print size also contribute in making the books easier to read. Inspired by the traditional Choctaw story, No Name, this modern adaptation features a present-day Choctaw teenager surviving tough family times. Abandoned by his mother, Bobby Byington is left along with his mean-spirited, abusive father. The one place the teen can find peace is on the neighborhood basketball court. Following his father’s alcohol troubles, Bobby’s reunite and Bobby brings the lessons learned to his school team as another student deals with an alcoholic parent. This young adult novel presents a story that will be familiar to many students coping with family violence and alcoholism. Author Tim Tingle, an enrolled member of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, is a remarkable storyteller who keeps readers engaged with straightforward action sequences and character development. Reading Level: 2.5. Recommended.

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