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Mateo Romero discovers his love of the martial arts. He also discovers he likes school and is doing well. He moved to Costa Rica with his family because they wanted to return to their roots. He speaks Spanish. He and his sister are dual citizens of the U.S. and Costa Rica. He has only one friend at his current school. He gets into trouble for defending himself against a bully. He transfers schools and makes many friends. He excels in karate and school He learns not only the physical side of karate but also the mind and spiritual side. He competes in many tournaments and also competes for the national championship. Follow Mateo with his struggles and successes in his new homeland.
|Publisher:||Barnes & Noble Press|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.45(d)|
|Age Range:||9 - 12 Years|
About the Author
Before starting his writing career, Tecumapese Morning Star, Tec to his friends, was an elementary school librarian and teacher. After leaving the education field, he worked in the fast-food industry, the hospitality industry, and the retail industry. Tec is a graduate of the Institute of Children’s Literature. Has a diploma for writing for Children from the Stratford Career Institute and has a diploma in freelance writing from the Penn Foster Distant Learning Center. He has one son and three grandchildren. Tec in his free time practices and teaches karate. He holds the rank of Soke, tenth-degree black belt. He also has a Doctor of Philosophy in Martial Arts and Sciences. He also holds third and fourth-degree ranks in two other styles. Tec also plays saxophone in a local community wind symphony and jazz ensembles. Tec and his family are of Native American descent and enrolled members of the Appalachian Shawnee Tribe.