His family sees his ailment as an evil spirit, and they don't want that evil spirit to infect them and plan to abandon him. Shutok must find a way to save his own life because of the belief system of his family. Shutok finds an unexpected friend in a captured slave from another clan, and with her help, he may survive his family's superstitions.
Read to a child today even if that child is you.
Link to our NICU book registry if you'd like to donate books to babies in the newborn intensive care unit so their parents can read to them while they grow. You can also donate gently used books to our project by sending them to me or to Angie. Email me for a mailing address. We can use both English and Spanish books. If you have a graduate of the NICU, or if you have a baby whose life you would like to honor by donating books to this project, let me know, and I can make a book plate with their name for the books you donate.