Tim Tingle is an Oklahoma Choctaw, an outstanding storyteller, and award winning author. How I Became a Ghost: A Choctaw Trail of Tears Story approaches the topic of the Choctaw removal process from Mississippi homeland to the Oklahoma Reservation during the 1800s through the eyes of a 10-year-old boy. Winner of the 2014 American Indian Youth Literature Award. How I Became a Ghost has been selected in the Young Adult/Adult Category Longlist for First Nation Communities READ 2017. How I Became a Ghost is in contention to become the First Nation Communities Read community reading selection for 2017-2018.