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
"From the Hardcover edition."
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