Patricia C. McKissack
(Schwartz & Wade Oct. 11, 2011)
, Illustrated Edition
A 2012 Coretta Scott King Author Honor Book
This gorgeous picture book by Newbery Honor winner Patricia C. McKissack and two-time Caldecott Medal-winning husband-and-wife team Leo and Diane Dillon is sure to become a treasured keepsake for African American families. Set in West Africa, this a lyrical story-in-verse is about a young black boy who is kidnapped and sold into slavery, and his father who is left behind to mourn the loss of his son. Here's a beautiful, powerful, truly unforgettable story about family, memory, and freedom.
"Forceful and iconic," raves Publishers Weekly in a starred review.
- Junior Library Guild Selection
- 0375843841 / 9780375843846
- 20.32 oz.
- 9.4 x 0.46