whether name calling helps or hurts in, "A Boy Called Slow". Recommended to read aloud, this is a narrative about a Native American Indian who grew up on his beloved land in the 1800's. Listening is a skill which is developed and the storyteller reader will have a great story to tell from this well written flowing children's story book. Quality time spent as a parent reading at bedtime, camp-out counselors, even teachers on a tired afternoon in the classroom, are destined to sound like gifted storytellers when reading this story aloud. This story was intended for children ages 4-8 and is a favorite of fifth graders of all ages. Listeners will learn to listen to the whole story as well.Joseph Bruchac is a storyteller who writes stories reflecting Native American Traditions and he has written over a hundred books.*
While name calling may be seen by some as a not so nice reason to send a student to detention, the tradition of name calling is represented in this story as a culturally acceptable passed down rite of passage from childhood and throughout life. Parents observe their children and then later peers experience the rite to use the names individuals seem to earn for themselves through personality characteristics, character development, and circumstance. Once upon a time there was "A Boy Called Slow" and this is his story. Imagine many of the young people who live today being called by the same name and how they would feel about that to relate to exactly how this boy felt about his name. Hear how through bravery and wisdom this young boy became a man of character who earned for himself a renowned worthy name. Imagine, if he had never been called "Slow", would he have achieved the great name bestowed upon him by his father. Names may be earned, given through observation, and characterize an individual; and they may even happen to serve as inspiration. Chief Sitting Bull, 1830-1890, The Hunkpapa Sioux Leader who was the Principle Leader of the Dakota Sioux and Medicine Man, was once "A Boy Called Slow". He was an inspirational leader known for "clear vision & pure motivation" with a "love for his land and people". Sitting Bull was brave and well known for his refusal to get transported from the land that he loved.**
His story is a remarkable one held in the great storyteller tradition of American stories told. Published by the Putnam and Gossett with illustrations by Rocco Baviera, the PaperStar Book from Penguin Putnam Books for Young Readers was printed in the United States of America and found for purchase at a casino run by one of the Native American Tribes.
The local area of Taunton in Bristol County, Massachusetts, adjacent to Plymouth County, awaits final decisions on a tribal Casino project there.The casino plans to locate within easy access to Plymouth via Rt 140. Plymouth County is known to have been a part of the historical Massachusetts Bay Colony while Bristol County has an origin which extends into Rhode Island. Well over a million people now reside in Plymouth County and Bristol County, Massachusetts combined - an increase of 465,589 counted in the census since 1970. The amount of jobs may or may not have kept up with the increase of people living in the area. Nevertheless, the Wampanoag Tribe hope to gain many jobs from an approval to construct the casino.
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