Tashka the Warrior Dog: A story about overcoming fears (Paperback)
Tashka the Warrior Dog is written for children ages 5-7. The book tells how a grandfather helps his grandson overcome fears by telling him the story of Tashka the warrior dog. The book introduces 6 Choctaw words in the story and includes a brief history of the Choctaw Nation at the end of the book.
Judith Sower grew up in Roanoke, VA. She married her high school sweetheart, Victor Sower at age 20. After following him around during his 2 years in the army, they settled in Auburn, AL. Judith graduated with a B.S. degree and a teaching certificate from Auburn University in 1980. Shortly thereafter, Judith and her husband moved to Bedford, TX. She taught for 12 years in Special Education in Birdville, ISD, Fort Worth, and she graduated from Texas Woman's University in 1987 with a M.Ed. in Special Education. In 1992, Judith and her husband moved to Huntsville, TX. She taught 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grades during her 6 years in the Huntsville ISD. In 1998 Judith took the position of Master Teacher in Residence at Sam Houston State University (SHSU). After 2 years in this position, she became a lecturer in the Department of Language, Literacy, and Special Populations at SHSU. While there, she co-authored her first book, Educating Young Children in Preschool through Primary Grades. Her second book, Differentiating Instruction with Centers, with the same co-author, was published in 2011. Tashka the Warrior Dog is the first in a series of books using modern Native American children to address issues that are faced by all children while exposing the children to the language of the Choctaw Nation, their history, and their culture.