The Roan Stallion
This hi-lo teen novel is filled with excitement. Alfred Swallow meets a wild roan stallion that is not an ordinary horse, but a medicine hat roan stallion that is believed to have special powers. The bond between Alfred and the stallion reaches far into a world of hopes and dreams. It?s 1929 and times are hard for Alfred?s Lakota family on the Dakota prairie. Alfred knows his grandfather could use a new tractor, so with the help of his friends and the roan stallion, he makes plans to win the prize money at the annual White River Relay Race. But time is short, as the race is just weeks away. Unaware of the dangers that lie ahead, Alfred prepares to train the horse. Even though the odds are against Alfred and his team, something in the grandstand catches his eye on the day of the race, and that changes everything. Can Alfred?s determination and prayers carry them through to win?
About this Author
Alfreda Beartrack-Algeo is a storyteller, poet, and artist. She is a member of the Lower Brule Lakota Nation, Kul Wicasa Oyate, Lower Brule, South Dakota, where she grew up surrounded by her tiyóspaye, her circle of family and friends. Alfreda uses various art forms to tell her stories. Currently, she lives in beautiful Palisade, Colorado.
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