This compelling, multicultural story about finding oneself delves deep into the heart of a young boy. Fifteen-year-old Floyd Rayfield has been shuttled from foster home to foster home for most of his life, and feels as if he doesn't belong anywhere. He realizes his destiny when he dreams of being a Dakota warrior. Determined to become a Native American, he changes his name to Charly Black Crow and decides to flee his current group home by stealing a motorcycle and driving to a Dakota reservation. There, Charly meets a chief, who takes him through several rituals, including hanblecheya (vision seek), and subsequently discovers "who he is" as a person. His confidence strong, his heart afire, he finds the courage to deal with his life and with those who truly love him. Bennett delicately blends complex issues with authenticity and empathy, and also creates an underlying commentary about modern social services. Readers will empathize with Floyd and his plight, and find comfort in the fact that his path of discovery takes a positive turn.