|Jackie Neypes is of Native American ancestry herself. She is of Washoe descent and was inspired by her family's land along with Lake Tahoe and Whale Beach. Her magical story follows a small hero who is excluded at school and feels like he's "good for nuth'n." He has vivid daydreams about his mighty ancestors, the horses they rode, the glory they achieved, and the world they inhabited. The land they roamed is the very same land he now lives on with his family, though it's now been fenced in and re-imagined as "the rez."
Winner of the bronze medal in the Moonbeam Children’s Book Award in the Mind, Body, Spirit, Self Esteem category