How I Became a Ghost, Book 1

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How I Became a Ghost, Book 1

A Choctaw Trail of Tears Story

By Tim Tingle

Roadrunner Press, Hardcover, 9781937054533, 141pp.

Publication Date: June 1, 2013

A 10-year-old Choctaw boy named Isaac tells the poignant story of his tribe’s removal from the only land its people have ever known and to what would someday become Oklahoma. And he shares how that journey led him to become a ghost—one with the ability to help those he left behind. Isaac leads a foursome of remarkable Choctaw comrades: a tough-talking teenage girl, a shape-shifting panther boy, a lovable five-year-old ghost, and Isaac’s talking dog, Jumper. The first in a trilogy; How I Became A Ghost earned a starred Kirkus review.

About the Author
Tim Tingle is an enrolled member of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, a frequent speaker at tribal events and the author of more than twelve books. Fueled by his own family's survival and memories of the Trail of Tears, he became fascinated by the Navajo Long Walk, and Danny Blackgoat came to life.

Praise For How I Became a Ghost, Book 1
The beginning of a trilogy, this tale is valuable for both its recounting of a historical tragedy and its immersive Choctaw perspective. — Kirkus Review, STARRED REVIEW