A Boy Named Beckoning: The True Story of Dr. Carlos Montezuma, Native American Hero by GINA CAPALDIA Boy Named Beckoning: The True Story of Dr. Carlos Montezuma, Native American Hero by GINA CAPALDI

A Boy Named Beckoning: The True Story of Dr. Carlos Montezuma, Native American Hero

byGINA CAPALDI

Picture Books | January 1, 2008

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

As a freelance artist, Gina Capaldi has both written and illustrated books that range from nonfiction, educational, and picture books. Her favorite published works are her historical nonfiction, such as A Boy Named Beckoning: The True Story of Dr. Carlos Montezuma, Native American Hero. One of Gina's earlier books on American Indians h...
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Title:A Boy Named Beckoning: The True Story of Dr. Carlos Montezuma, Native American HeroFormat:Picture BooksDimensions:32 pages, 10.13 × 10.13 × 0.38 inPublished:January 1, 2008Publisher:Lerner Publishing GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0822576449

ISBN - 13:9780822576440

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