A Boy Named Beckoning

By Gina Capaldi
Illustrated by Gina Capaldi

The culminating portrait provides an inventive look back into history through the eyes of a Native American hero.

This story reveals the remarkable life of a Native American boy named Wassaja, or "Beckoning," who was kidnapped from his Yavapai tribe and sold as a slave. Adopted by an Italian photographer in 1871 and renamed Carlos Montezuma, the young boy travelled throughout the Old West, bearing witness to the prejudice against and poor treatment of Native Americans. Carlos eventually became a doctor and leader for his people, calling out for their rights. Gina Capaldi's exquisite paintings bring to life excerpts from Dr. Carlos Montezuma's own letters describing his childhood experiences.

  • Book Links Best New Books for the Classroom, Winner, 2008
  • NCSS/CBC Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People, Winner, 2008
  • Eureka! Children’s Book Award Silver Honor, Commended, 2008

About the author

As a freelance artist, Gina Capaldi has written and illustrated nonfiction, educational, and picture books. She lives in Southern California.

ISBN: 9781541578371
Imprint: Carolrhoda Books – Lerner Publishing Group
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: November 1, 2019
Dimensions: 248 x 248mm, 32pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $16.99
New Zealand RRP: $18.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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