No More No Name (Book 2) by Tim Tingle

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When someone is bullied, what's a friend to do?

We heard a loud crashing sound and froze. Shattered glass flew from the coach's office and onto the court. Lloyd's dad still held the chair he used to break the window. He turned and faced Coach Robison. "You might think everybody's happy with a wild Indian coaching our kids, but you're wrong!" he shouted, waving the chair back and forth in front of our coach.

In No Name, the first book in the series, Bobby Byington has to navigate his father's alcoholism and anger, but in No More No Name, life is looking up. Bobby is learning to trust his alcohol-free father and is finally able to return to his beloved game of basketball.

But off the court is a different matter. New problems surface when Bobby's smart girlfriend is bullied by a resentful schoolmate and a fellow team member is abused by his own alcoholic father. With the confidence Bobby learned from the Choctaw legend "No Name," he is determined to find a way to help his friends.

About the author: As a Choctaw folklorist, writer and storyteller, Tim Tingle has appeared at the Kennedy Center, the Library of Congress, and across the United States and abroad. In August of 2009, he performed the traditional story, "No Name," before ninety thousand Choctaws and friends at the annual Labor Day Gathering. This modern adaptation was inspired by Tingle's belief that "great stories describe the human experience and never lose their importance." No Name follows the path of a young man breaking down ethnic walls and carving a life for himself in modern America, a common story among today's American Indians.