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PUEBLO BOY by Marcia Keegan

PUEBLO BOY

Growing Up in Two Worlds

by Marcia Keegan & photographed by Marcia Keegan

Age Range: 7 - 11

Pub Date: May 1st, 1991
ISBN: 0-525-65060-1
Publisher: Dutton

 While living in many ways like a typical American child, a young Native American also learns about his people's history and traditions. As shown in the many large color photos, Timmy Roybal observes his mother working both as a weaver and as a computer programmer, his aunt as a potter, his uncle as a carver, and other adults doing various jobs. Timmy's father teaches him their traditions and takes him to see Pueblo treasures at the museum in Santa Fe where he is curator. Timmy also enters into tribal dance ceremonies (copiously illustrated). Timmy's life at San Ildefonso Pueblo--with a comfortable home, loving parents, a computer to use at school, and Little League--the hardships that a majority of Native Americans face. Still, Timmy is pleasant and appealing, while his life is depicted as varied and interesting. An authentic glimpse of the positive side of Pueblo life. (Biography. 7-11)