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The Education of Little Tree

Title

The Education of Little Tree

Authors

Forrest Carter

Illustrator

Peter Coyote

Publisher

University of New Mexico Press

Pages

228 pages

Publication Year

2001

ISBN

9780826328090

Genre

historical

Topic

Family Relationships; Kinship care; grandparents raising grandchildren

Annotation

Little Tree is an 8-year-old Cherokee boy, who, during the time of the depression, loses his parents and goes to live with his mountain dwelling grandparents and learns the wisdom of the Cherokee way of life.

Grade Level

9-12

Family Formation

multi-generational

Main Character

boy

Diversity Impact

direct

Race/Ethnicities

Native American

Awards

The de Grummond Children's Literature Collection

Keywords

Cherokee Indians; grandparents and child; family life; Great Depression' Appalachian mountains; kidnapped

Item Type

Fiction

Format

novel

The Education of Little Tree

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