How I Became A Ghost

How I Became A Ghost

A Choctaw Trail of Tears Story

Book - 2013
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A Choctaw boy tells the story of his tribe's removal from the only land its people had ever known, and how their journey to Oklahoma led him to become a ghost--one with the ability to help those he left behind.
Publisher: Oklahoma City : RoadRunner Press, 2013
ISBN: 9781937054533
Branch Call Number: J TINGLE
Characteristics: 141 pages : maps ; 23 cm


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A Choctaw boy tells the story of how he became a ghost on the Trail of Tears, and how he and his otherworldly friends still manage to intercede on behalf of their people.

Tingle is a member of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma.

Isaac, a ten-year-old Choctaw Indian, tells you about his family's difficult move from their ancestral land to Oklahoma, a journey he does not survive. This gripping story illustrates an important, heartbreaking and often neglected chapter of American history. I read it in one sitting because I c... Read More »

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Jul 16, 2014

This is a quick read of a story of how young people (with some help from their elders and ancestors) make "a way out of no way." Author Tim Tingle has managed to accomplish the difficult task of telling a compelling story in which kids are kids and a community finds creative ways to survive while at the same time honoring the bleak history of what has happened to Native Americans (in this case the Choctaws). In addition to being a good read in general, this book could be a good choice for reluctant readers as well as young people who have suffered trauma.


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