The Crying Christmas Tree
Kokum (Grandmother) has gone to find the perfect Christmas tree for her family. When the grandchildren see the scrawny tree she brings home, however, they laugh and throw out the tree. Kokum is saddened by their reaction, but continues with her holiday preparations; when she returns from her Christmas shopping, she finds a wonderful surprise waiting for her. Set on the Whitefish Bay Reserve, Ojibwe author Allan Crow shares a touching story about the meaning of Christmas.
Age Level: 6-9
Book Series: Christmas Stories: American Indian Heritage