A Boy Called Slow

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by Joseph Bruchac, illustrated by Rocco Baviera
PaperStar
1994, paperback
SKU: 9780698116160
 
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.

Reviews:

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