"Both lyrical and powerful, Grimes' unusual novel is mediation on faith and father-son relationships ... Grimes' commanding metaphors, authoritative style and complex characterizations are uniquely compelling."—Publisher's Weekly, starred review
"The elemental connections and the hope ("You made it / in the end / and so will I') will speak to a wide audience."—Booklist, starred review
A guy whose father
ripped his heart out too.
Me and you, Ishmael,
two dark sons.
Betrayed, lost, and isolated, the perspectives of two teenage boys—modern-day Sam and biblical Ishmael—unite over millennia to illustrate the power of forgiveness.
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Nikki Grimes (Author)
New York Times bestselling author Nikki Grimes is the recipient of the 2016 Virginia Hamilton Literary Award and the 2006 NCTE Award for Excellence in Poetry for Children. Her distinguished works include ALA Notable book What is Goodbye?, Coretta ...