Little Brother of War

Little Brother of War

by Gary Robinson

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Overview

Little Brother of War by Gary Robinson

Sixteen-year-old Mississippi Choctaw Randy Cheska has lived most of his young life in the shadow of his older football-hero brother, Jack. After Jack is killed while serving in Iraq, Randy's father puts even more pressure on Randy to excel in football. But Randy has no interest in sports and has never been good at them. Imagine Randy's surprise when he discovers stickball, a game he's immediately drawn to. But stickball is a sport Randy's father considers a relic of the Choctaw past, when it was known as Little Brother of War and was used to settle disputes between communities. Randy's determination to play this legendary game, guided by a mysterious visitor, leads him on a challenging and unexpected journey of self-discovery.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781939053022
Publisher: 7th Generation
Publication date: 08/01/2013
Series: PathFinders
Pages: 120
Sales rank: 880,977
Product dimensions: 4.50(w) x 6.80(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range: 12 - 16 Years

About the Author

Gary Robinson, a writer and filmmaker of Cherokee and Choctaw descent, has spent twenty-five years working with American Indian communities to tell the stories of Native people. His previous works include From Warriors to Soldiers, which examines American Indians in the US military from the Revolutionary War to modern times, and The Language of Victory, the story of the American Indian code talkers of World War I and World War II. Robinson currently lives in the central California coast region.

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