A 2012 Coretta Scott King Author Honor Book
"Forceful and iconic," raved Publishers Weekly in a starred review. 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.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - sbutler9 - LibraryThing
This story is one about slavery. It is written in prose as a series of poems all telling a story. The first is one of Africans telling each other to remember how they were treated, how families lost ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - rwilliamson - LibraryThing
Despite its picture book format this is a book that can be used from upper elementary through high school. In the author’s note Mrs. McKissack tells of her curiosity about how African literature and ... Read full review