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Books about Native American

In the Sun’s House: My Year Teaching on the Navajo Reservation

Kurt Caswell (author), Rex Lee Jim (afterword)

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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 no intention of staying....

Teaching language arts to middle school students on a Navajo reservation is not for the fainthearted, as Kurt Caswell demonstrates in this probing memoir.the Rumpus