by Marilyn Nelson
Publication Date: Jan 12, 2016
List Price: $17.99
Format: Hardcover, 128 pages
Target Age Group: Young Adult
Imprint: Dial Books for Young Readers
Publisher: Penguin Random House
Parent Company: Bertelsmann
Borrow from Library
This riveting novel in verse, perfect for fans of Jacqueline Woodson and Toni Morrison, explores American history and race through the eyes of a teenage boy embracing his newfound identity
Connor’s grandmother leaves his dad a letter when she dies, and the letter’s confession shakes their tight-knit Italian-American family: The man who raised Dad is not his birth father.
But the only clues to this birth father’s identity are a class ring and a pair of pilot’s wings. And so Connor takes it upon himself to investigate—a pursuit that becomes even more pressing when Dad is hospitalized after a stroke. What Connor discovers will lead him and his father to a new, richer understanding of race, identity, and each other.
- Young Adult Fiction / Family / Parents
- Young Adult Fiction / Novels In Verse
- Young Adult Fiction / People & Places / United States / African American