Truth Is a Bright Star
By Joan Price
(Tricycle Press, Paperback, 9781582460550, 156pp.)
Publication Date: July 31, 2001
Categories: Historical - General
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Based on a true story of the abduction of Hopi children by Spanish soldiers in the mid-nineteenth century, TRUTH IS A BRIGHT STAR tells the story of the friendship that develops between 11-year-old Loma and the fur trapper who becomes his master. During a harsh New Mexican winter, Loma sets his faith in the Hopi Way against the beliefs and values of a vastly different and powerful culture.
-20,000 copies in print.
-New foreword by the author, updated glossary, and revised bibliography.
-New original cover art by illustrator Enrique Moreiro.
JOAN PRICE lives in Scottsdale, Arizona, where she is Professor Emeritus in philosophy and religious studies at Mesa Community College. She is the author of several other middle-grade Native American novels.
"TRUTH IS A BRIGHT STAR is a rare book-a book that exemplifies what it means to be a true hero, to be a person who solves problems with love and courage rather than with violence."-Chinaberry Catalog