To Walk the Sky Path

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By Naylor
Publisher Follett Pub Co
To Walk the Sky Path
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Billie Tommie, a tenyearold Seminole Indian, lives with his family in a chickee on a mangrove island in the Florida Everglades. Billie is the first in his family to attend school. Now he walks in two worldsthe traditonal world of his ancestors and the modern world of teachers, tourists, and schoolmates.Billies grandfather, Abraham, tells him the legends, stories, and rituals that are important to the Seminole people. Abraham says that an honest man who leads a good life will walk the path to the city in the sky when he dies. But Billie wants to learn more about the white mans ways.Caught between two cultures, which path will Billie take?

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33617 words33,617 words
Lexile 900LLexile 900L
Grade 4 to 6Grade 4 to 6
Published 1975Published 1975

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