A boy named Beckoning: the true story of Dr. Carlos Montezuma, Native American hero

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Publisher:
Carolrhoda Books,
Pub. Date:
c2008.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
IL: MG - BL: 6 - AR Pts: 1
Lexile measure:
NC: Non-Conforming 880L
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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.

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ISBN:
9780822576440
Reading Level:
MG
Level 6, 1 Points
Lexile measure:
NC: Non-Conforming 880L
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subject_facet Indians of North America -- Southwest, New -- Biography
Montezuma, Carlos, -- 1866-1923
Yavapai Indians -- Biography
title_display A boy named Beckoning : the true story of Dr. Carlos Montezuma, Native American hero
title_full A boy named Beckoning : the true story of Dr. Carlos Montezuma, Native American hero / adapted and illustrated by Gina Capaldi
title_short A boy named Beckoning :
title_sub the true story of Dr. Carlos Montezuma, Native American hero
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Indians of North America
Montezuma, Carlos
Yavapai Indians