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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

Publication Year

2001

ISBN

9780826328090

Pages

228 pages

Genre

historical

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

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

Topic

Family Relationships; Kinship care; grandparents raising grandchildren

Main Character

boy

Race/Ethnicities

Native American

Family Formation

multi-generational

Awards

The de Grummond Children's Literature Collection

Keywords

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

Diversity Impact

direct

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