Bo and the Fly-Away KitePaperback – September 21, 2016
byVirginia W. Ames(Author)
This important tri-lingual book was written by cultural researcher Virginia W. Ames. Ames, who lived to be over 100, was a great student of local culture, botany and people. She became one of the first non-natives to speak the Tohono O’odham language and credits Tohono O’odham Elder and Keeper of Tradition, Juanita Ahil for teaching her so much about the desert. Read more about the author here.
Outdoorsy Bo, with his pals Latino Tomás and Native O’odham Húsi, and guided by his wise Grandpa, are on a kite-flying adventure among colorful cacti. The Sonoran Desert, with its weird-shaped plants and interesting animals, is beautiful — and can be hazardous. When something very mysterious happens, their curiosity rewards them with many nature discoveries on the way to solving the mystery. Children of all ages will be charmed by this intriguing true-life story, a culturally rich and heartwarming way to experience the verdant desert of the US-Mexico Borderlands. Honoring the traditional cultures and communities that share the border, this tri-lingual book is a major contribution to tri-cultural understanding.