Tuesday, January 31, 2012

SALTYPIE named Honor Book by American Indian Library Association

Congratulations to Tim Tingle and Karen Clarkson! The American Indian Library Association named SALTYPIE: A CHOCTAW JOURNEY FROM DARKNESS INTO LIGHT a 2012 Honor Book. This is special for Cinco Puntos. We've been fans of the story ever since we first heard Tim tell it. Besides, it's an important story about contemporary Native America which goes a long way in helping the over-culture resolve the deeply held stereotypes about contemporary indigenous peoples and their cultures. Tim wrote an essay as an afterword to the story which speaks of these issues--an essay for young and old alike. Please, take a couple of minutes and listen to Tim celebrate his award.



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