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Navajos Wear Nikes: A Reservation Life | [Jim Kristofic]

Navajos Wear Nikes: A Reservation Life

Just before starting second grade, Jim Kristofic moved from Pittsburgh across the country to Ganado, Arizona, when his mother took a job at a hospital on the Navajo Reservation. Navajos Wear Nikes reveals the complexity of modern life on the Navajo Reservation, a world where Anglo and Navajo coexisted in a tenuous truce. After the births of his Navajo half-siblings, Jim and his family moved off the Reservation to an Arizona border town where they struggled to readapt to an Anglo world that no longer felt like home.
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Just before starting second grade, Jim Kristofic moved from Pittsburgh across the country to Ganado, Arizona, when his mother took a job at a hospital on the Navajo Reservation. Navajos Wear Nikes reveals the complexity of modern life on the Navajo Reservation, a world where Anglo and Navajo coexisted in a tenuous truce. After the births of his Navajo half-siblings, Jim and his family moved off the Reservation to an Arizona border town where they struggled to readapt to an Anglo world that no longer felt like home.

With tales of gangs and skinwalkers, an Indian Boy Scout troop, a fanatical Sunday school teacher, and the author’s own experience of sincere friendships that lead to ho "zho" (beautiful harmony), Kristofic's memoir is an honest portrait of growing up on - and growing to love - the Reservation.

©2011 Jim Kristofic (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

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    Susie Santa Cruz, CA, United States 09-30-13
    Susie Santa Cruz, CA, United States 09-30-13 Member Since 2012

    I'm Audible's first Editor-at-Large, the host of In Bed with Susie Bright -- and a longtime author, editor, journo, and bookworm. I listen to audio when I'm cooking, playing cards, knitting, going to bed, waking up, driving, and putting other people's kids to bed! My favorite audiobooks, ever, are: "True Grit" and "The Dog of the South."

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    "Fast Times at Navajo High"

    Alienated teenager code-switching in the middle of an Indian Boy Scout Troup on the Rez? “Fast Times at Navajo High,” you could call it.

    Audible was so lucky to get author Jim Kristofic to read his memoir, because NO ONE could’ve done this unique book except him and his boyhood friends who lived it. He is fantastic, and his Audible editor/producer understood exactly what they were getting here, a real jewel.

    A really special book, another one of my candidates for “Diversity To Blow the Audio Mind.”

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    R Phoenix, AZ 10-03-13
    R Phoenix, AZ 10-03-13 Member Since 2010

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    "Absolutely nailed the Modern Navajo Way of Life..."
    Would you listen to Navajos Wear Nikes again? Why?

    Most definitely, the author describes in vivid details growing up as a modern day Navajo with clever anecdotes combined with Navajo lore and mythology. His stories brought back fond memories of my childhood visiting relatives who lived on the reservation as well as life off the reservation living with non-Navajos.


    What about Jim Kristofic’s performance did you like?

    Jim has the accent, inflection and talent to make his voice sound like other Navajo "characters" in everyday life. His narration brought his story to life and lent his voice true credibility. It was in his many voices that I heard hints of my friends/older cousins' know-it-all attitude, my uncles' sense of humor, my grandparents' wisdom, my younger siblings' joy in being little and my duty and responsibility in being the oldest of four kids.


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    This has become one of my favorite audiobooks and will be one I listen to most often in my library.

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    Amazon Customer South MS 06-20-13
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    "Really good book."

    I'm from Gallup, NM so this book takes me back. Now that I have been gone from that part of the country I can relate to many observations in this book. Growing up there it was all I knew and it was normal to me. Now I can appreciate how different it is there and I enjoy visiting when I can.

    So glad that JK narrated this book. He has absolutely nailed the accents. When I finish listening to NWN I will start it all over and listen again. Just can't get enough. He has told the story, good and bad, of life there. Thank you, Jim. This book is delightful.

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    Megan HOOD RIVER, OR, United States 06-12-13
    Megan HOOD RIVER, OR, United States 06-12-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Great content and oration"
    What did you like best about this story?

    narrated by the author, therefore Navajo language pronunciation and timing/pace of story as well as vocal inflections of characters more intense. This was a non-stop listen for me.


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    I high recommend this format. Story and author read the best I have encountered.

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