Rite of passage American Indian story of a young boy who does not see well.
Before Jamestown, and Pocahontas, and the War For Independence, The Powhatan Indians of Virginia lived simply among the dense forests. To a young Native boy, one of the most important milestones of life is when he is tested, and becomes a man. But, for Walnut, this test is something to be dreaded, for has a handicap that could keep him from ever crossing the threshold to manhood.
This is a very enjoyable story for young readers. I found myself wondering along with this young person, just when one actually becomes an adult. What is it that defines the moment when you are no longer a child? Readers will enjoy trying to solve this mystery as they walk with Walnut as he learns what it means to truly "See Behind Trees" :o)
Rite of passage story of 16 century native american boy
Perserverence through adversity.