Black Mountain Boy: A Story of the Boyhood of John Honie

$15.00 each

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These six stories about events in the early life of Diné elder and healer John Honie will resonate with young readers everywhere.

 

Diné elder and healer John Honie grew up in the beauty, abundance and seclusion of Black Mountain, at a time when the people had large numbers of sheep and goats, and every able-bodied family member was expected to work with them. These six stories about events in Honie’s early life—learning to herd sheep from his older sister, listening to stories from his mother’s brother, learning about what constitutes a family, learning how to protect his horse, and finally, at age sixteen, becoming a man—were prepared by Rough Rock Demonstration School primarily for Diné young people, and will resonate with young readers everywhere. Black Mountian Boy is an antidote to Scott O’Dell’s atrocious Sing Down the Moon.

 


Author: Vada Carlson (Dinè) and Gary Witherspoon (Dinè)

Illustrations: Black & white illustrations by Andy Tsinajinnie (Dinè)

Binding Availability: Paperback

Published: 1993

Tribes/Ethnic Groups: Navajo