A Boy Named Beckoning: The True Story of Dr. Carlos by Gina Capaldi, Gina Capaldi

By Gina Capaldi, Gina Capaldi

This tale unearths the awesome lifetime of a local American boy named Wassaja, or "Beckoning," who used to be abducted from his Yavapai tribe and bought as a slave. followed via an Italian photographer in 1871 and renamed Carlos Montezuma, the younger boy traveled in the course of the outdated West, bearing witness to the bias opposed to and negative remedy of local americans. Carlos ultimately grew to become a physician and chief for his humans, calling out for his or her rights. Gina Capaldi's beautiful work convey to lifestyles excerpts from Dr. Carlos Montezuma's personal letters describing his adolescence studies. The culminating portrait offers an artistic glance again into background throughout the eyes of a local American hero.

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History through the eyes of a Native t Carolrhoda tCAROLRHODA BOOKS American hero. A. 95 Canada KIDNAPPED from his HOME. . SOLD as a SLAVE. . R AISED in a Gina Capaldi studied fine arts and illustration at Pepperdine University, Pitzer College, and the Art Center College of Design. She has written or illustrated nearly thirty children’s KIDNAPPED from his HOME. . books, including picture books and STRANGE CULTURE. . educational titles. SOLD as a SLAVE . . textbooks, designed scenic backdrops for independent films, and created package designs for an international manufacturing company.

Books, including picture books and STRANGE CULTURE. . educational titles. SOLD as a SLAVE . . textbooks, designed scenic backdrops for independent films, and created package designs for an international manufacturing company. She lives RAISED in a STRANGE CULTURE . . with her family— and their menagerie of animals—in the foothills of the San Gabrielino mountains in San Dimas, California. Told in Dr. Montezuma’s own words, this story reveals the remarkable life of a Native American boy named Wassaja, or “Beckoning,” Jacket art © 2008 Gina Capaldi Photograph by Carlo Gentile, 1872, provided by the National Anthropological Archive/Smithsonian Institution A BOY NAMED BECKONING Capaldi has also illustrated multiple T his is the true story of a Yawapati boy called Wassaja.

Thirty years later, the boy named Beckoning had grown up to become who grows up to become a doctor and leader for Dr. Carlos Montezuma. His work for his people, calling out for their rights. the rights of Native Americans made him a model of hope for his people. Gina Capaldi tells this remarkable story in the words of Montezuma himself. Photographs from his time and original paintings by the author create an inventive look back into A division of Ler ner Publishing Group, Inc. A. history through the eyes of a Native t Carolrhoda tCAROLRHODA BOOKS American hero.

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