By Marilyn Nelson
This riveting novel in verse, excellent for enthusiasts of Jacqueline Woodson and Toni Morrison, explores American historical past and race throughout the eyes of a teenage boy embracing his newfound identity
Connor's grandmother leaves his dad a letter while she dies, and the letter's confession shakes their tight-knit Italian-American relatives: the guy who raised Dad isn't really his start father.
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We'll go together. No one shall rob you of your hand, Adam, no one who could wish to is any kin of mine. Lean on me, and see if you can stand and go. Only a little way, only safely out of here, then you can rest while I go for the horses. " "My mother," whispered Adam, breaking into tears of relief and hope and regret all desperately mingled, "she'll grieve—" "Within a day she'll hear that we're gone, and she'll know we're together. Come, your arm round my neck, lean on me—put all your weight on me.
With a bellow of fury the old man took him by the collar and dragged him to his feet. "Devil take the boy, will you be silent! You make me ashamed of my stock. Ebrard! Ebrard, I say, take this crazed fool out of my sight, he sickens me. " Ebrard received him willingly, and bundled him out of sight with the same relief, slightly pitying, infinitely scornful and impatient, with which his father saw him go. All this unseemly fuss over a villein, and one who had no more than his due! The roughness of Ebrard's handling of his brother reflected the degree of embarrassment and shame he felt for him.
She offered, encouraged by this success, and made an inviting gesture towards him with the many-coloured ball and a dancing step or two away from him. "I should like it very much, but there are some duties I have to do before I may play. " she asked, her face clouding slightly, but her eyes hopeful. " She watched him go, her brows knit, her small white teeth biting thoughtfully at the end of one of her black braids. She reached up, without taking her eyes from Harry's receding figure, and dropped the doll over the tailboard of the cart, and the ball after it.