“Forceful and iconic,” raved Publishers Weekly in a starred review of this enchanting tale. 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 is a lyrical story-in-verse 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. Download and start listening now!