Tim Tingle

Tim Tingle is an Oklahoma Choctaw and an award-winning author and storyteller. Tim performs a Choctaw story before Chief Batton's State of the Nation address at every Choctaw Nation Labor Day Festival. In June 2011, Tim spoke at the Library of Congress and performed at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. From 2011 to 2016 he was featured at Choctaw Days, a celebration at the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian.

Tim's great-great-grandfather, John Carnes, walked the Trail of Tears in 1835. In 1992, Tim retraced the trail to Choctaw homelands in Mississippi, a journey that inspired his first book, Walking the Choctaw Road. Tim's first Pathfinders novel, Danny Blackgoat: Navajo Prisoner, was an American Indian Youth Literature Awards honor book in 2014. In 2018, Tim received the Arrell Gibson Lifetime Achievement Award from the Oklahoma Center for the Book. That same year, A Name Earned, the third book in his No Name series for young readers, earned a Kirkus starred review.

Books by Tim Tingle

Since his father gave up drinking, basketball star Bobby Byington's life is finally on track, but he wishes he could say the same for his girlfriend and a fellow teammate.
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9781939053183
$9.95 USD
Set in troubled times during the Navajo Long Walk of 1864, Danny Blackgoat is the story of one boy's hunger to be free and be Navajo.
Paperback
9781939053039
$9.95 USD
This second installment in the dramatic adventures of Danny Blackgoat, a Navajo teenager taken prisoner by the army in 1864, follows Danny's escape from prison and his harrowing journey toward home.
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9781939053053
$9.95 USD
Practicing for the big game was the plan until the unimaginable happened!
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9781939053206
$9.95 USD
A Choctaw teen, aspiring to be a basketball star, must deal with his father's alcoholism.
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9781939053176
$9.95 USD
A Choctaw Native teen hides from his abusive father in a spot he hopes his father won’t find.
Paperback
9781939053060
$9.95 USD
This novel for teens, part of the No Name series, features the Choctaw Nation basketball team competing in a national tournament.
Paperback
9781939053190
$9.95 USD