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Tisha by Robert Specht
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Sep 07, 12

Read in September, 2012

It is 1927, and Anne Hobbs is a twenty year old teacher who decides to leave her job in Oregon to teach in Chicken, Alaska. She is unprepared for the rugged life but meets the challenges with spirit and strength. A novice horseback rider, she soon has to adapt as the only way into to Chicken is with a horsepack and mule train which delivers the mail as well as supplies. The life depicted in the local Indian village is heart rendering. In Chicken, she is able to adapt to her students’ needs and culture and tries to make school enjoyable while helping them to learn. The attitudes of the citizens regarding race and gender is challenging. She matures as she learns how to deal with these attitudes and still do what she thinks is right. The story has adventure, romance, and historical value. It gives a clear picture of life in those times. It was refreshing to read about the experiences of a real person.
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