by Joseph Bruchac, illustrated by Rocco Baviera
Anxious to be given a name as strong and brave as that of his father, a proud Lakota Sioux grows into manhood, acting with careful deliberation, determination, and bravery, which eventually earned him his proud new name: Sitting Bull.
Being named Slow and growing up in the shadow of a great warrior hardly dwarfed the prospects of this protagonist. Bruchac's sensitively told history of Sitting Bull's coming-of-age reassures young boys that success comes through effort, not birth. --Booklist
Satisfying for its attention to historical and multicultural issues; stirring in its consummate storytelling. --Publishers Weekly
The pictures evoke a sense of timelessness and distance, possessing an almost mythic quality that befits this glimpse into history. --Horn Book