Art and Cultural Goings-On in Taos and Northern New Mexico

October 21, 2017

Author event: Jim Kristofic

Taos: op.cit. Books of Taos, Bent St., 2-3:30pm
Author event: Jim Kristofic

BOOK SIGNING: SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21 from 2:00 to 3:30 pm
JIM KRISTOFIC. Black Sheep White Crow.

Jim Kristofic will be discussing and reading from his book Black Sheep White Crow at op. cit. books Taos on Saturday, October 21 from 2:00 to 3:30 pm. It's a wonderful story of a young man moving to his grandma's sheep camp on the Navajo Reservation, leaving behind his cell phone reception and his friends. Kameron's world becomes even stranger when he 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.

Jim is the author of three books. His first book, Navajos Wear Nikes reveals the complexity of modern life on the Navajo Reservation, a world where Anglo and Navajo coexisted in a tenuous truce. His second book is The Hero Twins: A Navajo-English Story of the Monster Slayers.

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. He grew up on the Navajo Reservation in northeastern Arizona, and worked on and off the “Rez” for more than ten years as a river guide, journalist, ranch hand, National Park ranger, and oral historian. He has written for The Navajo Times, Arizona Highways, Native Peoples Magazine, and High Country News. 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.

op. cit. books Taos, 124A Bent St, Taos, NM 575-751-1999

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