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 I am Osage : how Clarence Tinker became the first Native American Major General
 Author: Rogers, Kim

 Publisher:  Heartdrum (2024)

 Dewey: 355.0092
 Classification: Biography
 Physical Description: [40] p., col. ill., 29 cm

 BTSB No: 762028 ISBN: 9780063081161
 Ages: 4-8 Grades: K-3

 Tinker, Clarence Leonard
 United States. -- Army. -- Air Corps -- Biography
 Osage Indians
 World War, 1939-1945 -- Native American participation
 Generals -- United States -- Biography
 World War, 1939-1945 -- American aerial operations

Price: $23.98

A biographical picture book about Clarence Tinker, a member of the Osage Nation, who endured abuse growing up at the hands of a boarding school and went on to serve in the United States Air Force in World War II.

 Illustrator: Von Martin, Bobby

   Kirkus Reviews (12/15/23)
   School Library Journal (+) (05/03/24)
   Booklist (01/01/24)

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School Library Journal - 05/03/2024 PreS-Gr 3—The incredible life story of Clarence Tinker, the first Native American Major General in the United States. Rogers explores Tinker's painful childhood in residential schools, his commitment to education despite obstacles, and his resilience in military roles. Starting off in military academy, Tinker moved through the ranks. His acts of bravery earned him respect in his unit, which made his overall arc one of the power of resilience, honor, and duty. Tinker's life unfolds and is not separate from the struggles of Indigenous people in North America, as colonial entities unlawfully or immorally controlled and restricted their freedom to pursue dreams. Von Martin's illustration glow with the radiance of oil paintings, drawing the eye to key moments in Tinker's life and highlighting aspects of Osage culture. VERDICT An excellent addition to nonfiction collections for young readers.—Meaghan Nichols - Copyright 2024 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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