Pulled from the pages of history, The Boy Who Slept with Bears is a fiction novel that tells the heart wrenching and heartwarming story of Tomas Dequine, or Sak-wa-ma-tu-ta-ci, ‘Blue Hummingbird’ in his native tongue, a thirteen year old Southern Ute boy whose family and way of life is being crushed by the onrush of white European settlers in 1880s Colorado . . . a time when the Utes were being driven off of their ancestral lands to be resettled on reservations. Told in a warm, grandfatherly voice, Douthit’s novel is a past winner of a coveted golden CIPA-EVVY award for fiction. It has been read and loved by ages eight to eighty, and contains a reader’s guide and bibliography. One of our hottest novels!
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