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

By: Powell, Michael [author.]
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York; Blue Rider Press, 2019Description: 264 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 24 cmISBN: 9780525534662; 0525534660Subject(s): Chinle Wildcats (Basketball team) | Chinle High School (Chinle, Ariz.) -- Basketball | Basketball -- Arizona -- Chinle | Indian athletes -- Arizona -- Chinle | SPORTS & RECREATION / Basketball | HISTORY / Native American | SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / Native American Studies | Basketball | Indian athletes | Social conditions | Navajo Nation, Arizona, New Mexico & Utah -- Social conditions | Navajo Nation, Arizona, New Mexico & Utah | Arizona -- ChinleDDC classification: 796.323/620979137 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.--Summary: 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
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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.--

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

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