Truth Is a Bright Star: A Hopi Adventureby Joan Price
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.
- Ten Speed Press
- Publication date:
- Age Range:
- 8 - 12 Years
Meet the Author
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.
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Amazing and true story of the Hopi Indians. Loma is a strong and determined young Hopi who sticks to his values and heritage as he faces a life away from the Hopi reservation. Excellent read for children ages ten and up.
This will interest many ten to twelve year olds, is based on a true story, and is full of entertaining adventure. It pulls the reader into the setting in a masterful way. It's an excellent stand-alone book to read, and a good read-aloud paperback as well. Do check it out, especially if you know a child who is interested in the history of the west!