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Friday, September 15, 2017

Childhood Favorites...Tisha

Childhood favorites. Everyone has a favorite book or author from childhood. A book that touched them or changed them. A book that perhaps initiated their love of reading and put them on the path of libraries and learning.

Childhood Favorites is a monthly series focusing on beloved books from the past. 

Donald Zolan, Quiet Time.

I loved Tisha when I read it as a teenager. I wanted to be a teacher after I read it. That goal didn't last long, but my appreciation for the story did.


Anne Hobbs is a wonderful heroine. She goes to Alaska in the 1920s to teach school and as she tries to befriend the people of Chicken, Alaska (what a funky name) she finds that the white people don't like it when others of their kind mix with the Indians. Anne befriends and teaches the Indian children and falls in love with an Indian man. Her strength and character are amazing.

The children couldn't pronounce "teacher" so it came out as "tisha".

I love stories about strong women. And stories based on fact and real-life women are the best.

What about you? What is one of your childhood favorites?

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