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Author Powell, Michael, author.

Title Canyon dreams : a basketball season on the Navajo Nation / Michael Powell.

Publication Info. New York : Blue Rider Press, [2019]


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 Enfield, Main Library - Adult Department  796.323 POW    Check Shelf
 Glastonbury, Welles-Turner Memorial Library - Adult Department  796.323 POWELL    Check Shelf
 Middletown, Russell Library - NEW Adult Nonfiction  796.323 POW    On Search
 Newington, Lucy Robbins Welles Library - Adult Department  796.323 POWELL    Check Shelf
 Southington Library - Adult  796.323 POW    Check Shelf
 West Hartford, Noah Webster Library - Non Fiction  796.3236 POWELL    Check Shelf
 Windsor, Wilson Branch - Adult Department  796.323 PO    Check Shelf
Description 264 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Summary The moving story of a Navajo high school basketball team, its members struggling with the everyday challenges of high school, adolescence, and family, and the great and unique obstacles facing Native Americans living on reservations.-- Amazon
Chinle High School sits in the heart of northern Arizona, in a small and isolated patch of the vast 17.5-million-acre Navajo reservation. The town has 4,500 residents and the high school arena seats 7,000. Basketball is passion, a sport for winters where dark and cold descend fast and there is little else to do, and fans drive thirty, even eighty miles to see the fast-paced and highly competitive matchups that are more than just games to players and fans. Powell shows how important sports can be to youths in struggling communities, and the transcendent magic and painful realities that confront Native Americans living on reservations. -- adapted from jacket
Subject Chinle Wildcats (Basketball team)
Chinle High School (Chinle, Ariz.) -- Basketball.
Basketball -- Arizona -- Chinle.
Indian athletes -- Arizona -- Chinle.
Navajo Nation, Arizona, New Mexico & Utah -- Social conditions.
HISTORY / Native American.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / Native American Studies.
Basketball. (OCoLC)fst00828203
Indian athletes. (OCoLC)fst00969047
Social conditions. (OCoLC)fst01919811
Arizona -- Chinle. (OCoLC)fst01258048
ISBN 9780525534662 (hardcover)
0525534660 (hardcover)
9780525534679 (epub)
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