Dad of Divas' Reviews: Book Review - A Promising Life: Coming of Age with America

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Book Review - A Promising Life: Coming of Age with America

A Promising Life: Coming of Age with America

 photo disclaimer_zpsd3x74ej2.jpg

About the Book
For as long as he can remember, Jean Baptiste Charbonneau has been told that a promising future lies ahead of him. After all, his mother is the great Sacagawea, who accompanied Lewis and Clark on their expedition of discovery. And thanks to his mother, Baptiste's life changes forever when Captain Clark offers him an education in the bustling new city of St. Louis.

There, his mother charges him to "learn everything" - reading, writing, languages, mathematics. His life becomes a whirl of new experiences: lessons, duels, dances, elections. He makes friends and undertakes unexpected journeys to far-off places.

But he also witnesses the injustices Clark, as a US agent for Indian Affairs, forces upon the Osage, the Arikara, the Mandan, and so many others. He sees the effect of what some call "progress" on the land and on the people who have lived there for generations. And he must choose what path he will take and what place he will have in a rapidly changing society.

My Take on the Book
This was a great book with a great story. You get to walk through the highs and lows of his life and you get to see and experience the challenges that he experiences as he works to try and find the path that he knows that his family wants for himself. This was a great story that you will truly get drawn into and you will find that you will be brought further and further on as you read page by page, at least I was. This was a great story that I truly enjoyed reading and you will too!

New to the Divadom or to Dad of Divas Reviews?
Please Subscribe to my RSS Feed! Subscribe in a reader
Questions? Drop me a line at

No comments: