Never Forgotten by Patricia C. McKissack
(Ala Notable Children's Books. All Ages)

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"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, here is a lyrical story-in-verse about a young black boy who is kidnapped and sold into slavery, which will remind children that their slave ancestors should never be forgotten, and that family is more important than anything else.From the Hardcover edition.
 

About Patricia C. McKissack

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Patricia C. McKissack is the Coretta Scott King and Newbery award-winning author of more than 100 books about the African-American experience. She lives in Missouri. Fredrick L. McKissack Jr. is the author of numerous books. He lives in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Randy DuBurke is the illustrator of several books. He lives in Switzerland.
 
Published November 15, 2011 by Schwartz & Wade. 50 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Gr 4–7—In a tribute to those who were stolen from homes in Africa to become slaves in the New World, McKissack weaves a tale (Schwartz & Wade, 2011) about a loving father and the young son who is taken from him. Dinga, a seventh-generation Mende blacksmith, is a talented and respected man. After ...

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