Indian Shoes

$16.00 each

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Six stories about a Cherokee-Seminole youngster named Ray, secure in the loving care of his family in Chicago and rural Oklahoma.

 

 

Here are six stories about a Cherokee-Seminole youngster named Ray, secure in the loving care of his Grampa Halfmoon and his extended family in Chicago and rural Oklahoma. From trading his own high-tops so that Grampa can have a pair of moccasins, to overcoming a really serious wardrobe dilemma, to finding a creative solution to a dreadful haircut, to caring for their neighbors’ many pets on Christmas Day, to midnight fishing and finding out that contests are not always about winning, these stories are goofy, quirky, laugh-out-loud funny, and poignant, sometimes all together. Indian Shoes is about belonging to family and community, about helping neighbors, about learning life’s lessons, and about sometimes feeling different but most times knowing who you are in the world.

 

 

Author: Cynthia Leitich Smith (Muscogee)

Illustrations: Black and white illustrations by Jim Madsen

Binding Availability: Hardcover

Published: 2002

Tribes/Ethnic Groups: Muscogee, Cherokee, Seminole