Navajos Wear Nikes


Author:
Kristofic, Jim
Grade Levels:
Eleven, Twelve, Adult Education
Nation:
Navajo, Southwest
Book Type:
PB
Pages:
211
Publisher:
University of New Mexico Press

Price:
Sale price$25.25

Description

Navajos Wear Nikes: A Reservation Life reveals the complexity of modern life on the Navajo Reservation, a world where Anglo and Navajo coexisted in a tenuous truce. After the births of his Navajo half-siblings, author Jim Kristofic and his family moved off the Reservation to an Arizona border town where they struggled to readapt to an Anglo world that no longer felt like home. Just before starting second grade, Jim Kristofic had moved from Pittsburgh across the country to Ganado, Arizona, when his mother took a job at a hospital on the Navajo Reservation. With tales of gangs and skinwalkers, an Indian Boy Scout troop, a fanatical Sunday school teacher, and the author's own experience of sincere friendships that lead to ho?zho? (beautiful harmony), Kristofic's memoir is an honest portrait of growing up onùand growing to loveùthe Reservation.

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