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Rex Lee Jim

Rex Lee Jim is a member of the Navajo Nation Council and chairs its Public Safety Committee. He is the author of several books of poetry written in the Navajo language, including Dúchas Táá Kóó Diné, a trilingual poetry collection in Navajo, Irish, and English. He lives in Rock Point, Arizona.

In the Sun’s House

In the Sun's House chronicles one academic year of Caswell’s life during which he taught at a small elementary and middle school at Borrego Pass, a remote Navajo community in northwest New Mexico. Caswell struggles all year to earn respect in the classroom, as his students know that he is an interloper, just one white teacher in a long string of white teachers who come to the reservation with...

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