Shades of Aye: Authenticity Will Be Tested

Posted By Toyacoyah Brown February 19th, 2014 Last Updated on: February 19th, 2014

Looking for a new book to read? Check out Shades of Aye: Authenticity Will Be Tested from Michael Woestehoff (Kiiyaa'aanii/Scandinavian/'Ashiihi/German).

Julienna Yellowhair is almost finished with college in Flagstaff, and wants to return to her hometown of Ganado to become a physical therapist. She has been able to get this far because of the humor found within her small circle of friends and weekend visits back home. It is the Fall of 1988, and her life has suddenly taken a turn because she met Noble Yazzie. He is a world-famous jewelry broker and has taken authentic Navajo jewelry and draped them on celebrities and the world’s elite. He has charmed his way through the social circles and now has enchanted Julienna. She has been armed with her friends, family, humor, and personal values to get through college. But now she has met Noble, will she take them with her?

About the author:
Michael Woestehoff (Kiiyaa'aanii/Scandinavian/'Ashiihi/German) was born in Tuba City, Arizona, grew up in Ganado, Arizona, went to school in Ganado, Saint Michaels and Gallup, New Mexico. He has degrees from Northern Arizona University and Georgetown University. He is currently a communications specialist in Washington, DC working for Native-based organizations, companies, and associations.


Shades of Aye is available in both paperback and Kindle formats.

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About Toyacoyah Brown

Toyacoyah Brown is an enrolled member of the Comanche Nation, currently living in Chicago. She received her B.A. in Journalism from the University of Oklahoma and an M.A. in Media Studies from the University of Texas at Austin. When she's not scouring the Internet for fun things to share with PowWows.com readers you can find her digging for vinyl in her local record store or curling up with a good book.

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