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Girl Flees Circus

Smith’s afterword states that this story is based on Amelia Earhart’s forced stopover in Hobbs, NM, in 1928, but award-winning Smith’s playful, entertaining tale surpasses real life with likable, off-center characters in the fading days of slap-dash, swashbuckling aviators. Not to be missed.

Send a Runner: A Navajo Honors the Long Walk

This memoir is a solid read for patrons who would like to learn more about the Long Walk, and for patrons who would like to know more about Diné culture.

Reservation Restless

An excellent book for general readers and anthropologists wanting to learn more about the joys and challenges of being a bridge between two cultures.

Camera Hunter: George Shiras III and the Birth of Wildlife Photography

Chronicling Shiras’s many achievements (e.g., his Migratory Birds Act advocacy, his discovery of the “Shiras Moose”) and shedding light on his times, McCommons presents a full life with admirable economy.


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