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Originally published Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at 6:16 AM

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Saving without pain; launching teenagers, Indian school

New in Northwest books: the musical history of an Indian school; how to save without pain; launching teenagers and the saga of Pickles the orca.


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“To Win the Indian Heart” by Melissa D. Parkhurst (Oregon State University Press, $22.95). Parkhurst, a Washington State University music instructor, tells the musical history of Chemawa Indian School in Western Oregon. She traces ways in which the music reveals the inherent contradictions in the U.S. government’s assimilation practices.

“Effortless Savings” by Richard Syrop (White Willow Press, $14.95). Syrop presents a step-by-step guidebook into how to save money without great sacrifice. Syrop, of Seattle, is founder of the website, effortlesssavings.com and has taught his methods in seminars.

“Parenting for the Launch” by Dennis Trittin and Arlyn Lawrence (LifeSmart, $18.95). The authors offer advice to parents on how to help their teens become better prepared for the challenges of “the real world.” The book focuses on three areas: destination, relationship and transition. Both authors live in Gig Harbor.

“Pickles and the P-Flock Bullies” by Stephen Cosgrove and illustrated by Robin James (Sasquatch, $16.99). For ages 4-8: Pickles the orca doesn’t stand up for her seal friend, Stitches, when a group of seagulls is mean. Later, she finds out what it feels like to be bullied herself in this picture book by the author and illustrator of “Wheedle on the Needle.” James lives in Snohomish.



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