Source:Schwartz & Wade Books, New York (2011)
Call Number:Cubb Curr PS3563 .C38323 N48 2011
Keywords:African Americans--Fiction, African Americans--Juvenile fiction, Blacks--Mali--Fiction, Blacks--Mali--Juvenile fiction, Blacksmiths--Fiction, Blacksmiths--Juvenile fiction, Families--Fiction, Families--Juvenile fiction, Four elements (Philosophy)--Fiction, Four elements (Philosophy)--Juvenile fiction, Novels in verse, Slavery--Fiction, Slavery--Juvenile fiction
Summary: In eighteenth-century West Africa, a boy raised by his blacksmith father and the Mother Elements--Wind, Fire, Water, and Earth--is captured and taken to America as a slave.
Awards: Coretta Scott King Honor, Author, 2012.; Awards: ALA children's award.; Ages 8-14