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Black Sheep, White Crow and Other Windmill Tales

Stories from Navajo Country
By Jim Kristofic
Illustrations by Nolan Karras James



Winner of the 2018 Southwest Book Award from the Border Regional Library Association
Winner of the 2018 Skipping Stones Honor Award for Multicultural and International Books

When Kameron moves to his grandma’s sheep camp on the Navajo Reservation, he leaves behind his cell phone reception and his friends. The young boy’s world becomes even stranger when Kameron takes the sheep out to the local windmill and meets an old storyteller. As the seasons turn, the old man weaves eight tales that teach the deeper story of the Diné country and the Diné people.

Contributor Bios
Jim Kristofic has worked on and off the “Rez” for more than ten years as a river guide, ranch hand, journalist, park ranger, and oral historian. He is the author of The Hero Twins: A Navajo-English Story of the Monster Slayers and Navajos Wear Nikes: A Reservation Life, both published by UNM Press. He currently teaches in northern New Mexico.
Nolan Karras James is an artist, songwriter, powwow dancer, guitarist, and former rodeo cowboy from Pinon, Arizona. His father is Many Goats Clan and his mother is Apache.