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Never Forgotten (Compact Disc)
A 2012 Coretta Scott King Author Honor Book
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 a lyrical story-in-verse is 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.
"Forceful and iconic," raves "Publishers Weekly" in a starred review.
About the Author
PATRICIA MCKISSACK is one of "the "most acclaimed authors writing for children today. She has written many award-winning books, including "Never Forgotten," a Coretta Scott King Author Honor Book; "Porch Lies," an ALA-ALSC Notable Children's Book;" The Dark Thirty, "a Newbery Honor Book; "Let My People Go," recipient of the NAACP Image Award; and "Mirandy and Brother Wind," a Caldecott Honor Book. Her other books include" The All-I'll-Ever-Want Christmas Doll, Goin' Someplace Special," and "Precious and the Boo Hag." Patricia and her husband, Frederick McKissack, are the recipients of the Coretta Scott King-Virginia Hamilton Award for Lifetime Achievement.
LEO and DIANE DILLON have illustrated over 60 books for children and have received just about every honor and award imaginable. They are the winners of two Caldecott Medals ("Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears" and "Ashanti to Zulu"), five "New York Times" Best Illustrated Awards (including one for the Knopf book, "The People Could Fly"), and numerous Coretta Scott King Awards.