Deborah W. Trotter A Summer's Trade

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A Summer's Trade

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Every summer day, Tony makes the long drive into Gallup with his mother. He works at the local trading post, and he's saving all his money to buy something very special: a beautiful, dark leather saddle with nuggets of turquoise laced into the rawhide. If Tony can save enough money to purchase the saddle, he'll be able to stay home and help his father tend the flocks of sheep and goats. Just when Tony has almost enough money, everything begins going wrong. Tony's uncle breaks his foot, the bills become difficult to pay, and Grandmother pawns her precious silver and turquoise bracelet - the one she has worn since she was a young woman. Then Grandmother becomes ill, and Tony knows he must do something to help out. But will he be able to sacrifice his own dream to help his family?

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Grade 2–5—Tony lives on the Navajo Indian Reservation and makes frequent trips with his mother to Gallup, NM, where she works as a waitress. Though he would rather be home helping his father tend to the family's sheep and goats, Tony has been spending his summer days working at the Trading Post, where he hopes to earn enough money to buy a saddle. Then he finds out that his aunt's family is experiencing financial troubles. Soon after, his grandmother enters the shop and pawns a favorite silver-and-turquoise bracelet—one that she has worn since her youth—for cash. When the elderly woman becomes ill, Tony knows what will make her feel better, and uses his hard-earned cash to buy back her bracelet. Told in both English and Navajo, this story has a quiet dignity that makes Tony's actions all the more poignant. Toddy, a well-known Navajo artist, presents realistic scenes that reflect the culture and way of life of the characters. The dark backdrops of the mostly indoor city scenes make a telling contrast with the bright blue skies and pink-hued mesas of Tony's home. Though the events described could take place in the current day, the artwork—with details such as an old Ford pickup and glass Coke bottles—creates a slightly nostalgic mood. Libraries serving Navajo populations and those wishing to expand their collection of multicultural titles should consider purchasing this book.—Joy Fleishhacker, School Library Journal
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