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Never forgotten

by McKissack, Pat, 1944-2017

Format: Print Book 2011
Availability: Available at 12 Libraries 13 of 13 copies
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Summary
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.


From the Hardcover edition.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "*Starred Review* The Dillons illustrated the late Virginia Hamilton's classics The People Could Fly (1985) and Many Thousand Gone (1993), both of which told the stories and history of Africans captured and brought across the ocean as slaves. Now, in accessible free verse, McKissack writes from the viewpoint of the Africans left behind, who can only imagine what happens to those who ar. take. and never heard from again. The focus is on one father, the widower blacksmith Dinga, who raises his beloved son, Musafa, with the help of the Mother Elements: Earth, Fire, Water, and Wind. Then one day, Musafa is gone forever; he has become one of the Taken. Unable to stop the attackers, Earth and Fire report to Dinga that Musafa has become one of the captives, and Water follows Musafa's ship through the horror of the Middle Passage. Later, Wind travels to America and reports back to Dinga that he has found Musafa (now called Moses) in Charleston, where he lives as a blacksmith's gifted apprentice. The dramatic, thickly outlined acrylic-and-watercolor illustrations extend the story's magical realism and intensify the anguish and grief in the words. Both words and images come together in a conclusion that brings hope, with the promise of freedom and Musafa's powerful resolve never to forget his roots. I learn by reaching back with one hand. And stretching forward with the other. --Rochman, Haze. Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "McKissack's (The All-I'll-Ever-Want Christmas Doll) story about a Malian boy abducted and sold into slavery has frightening moments, but carries dignity and even triumph away from them. Forceful and iconic, the Dillons' (The Secret River) woodcut-style paintings use gentle colors and strong lines to telegraph scary sequences, but do not dwell on them. McKissack's free verse incorporates a Greek chorus of the elements Earth, Fire, Water, and Wind, who watch over the infant Musafa and assist his father, Dinga, in his blacksmith's work, but cannot save Musafa after he is brought to the New World. He surfaces in South Carolina, a gifted blacksmith like his father, and Wind, which has made itself into a hurricane to cross the ocean, is at last able to bring word to Dinga of his beloved son: "Though a slave, he lives!" Readers learn Musafa's owner may free him, but "In my mind," Wind hears Musafa say, "I have always been free,/ As free as Wind." The willingness to turn the dark history of the past into literature takes not just talent but courage. McKissack has both. All ages. (Oct.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
(c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
Additional Information
Subjects Families -- Juvenile fiction.
Slavery -- Juvenile fiction.
Four elements (Philosophy) -- Juvenile fiction.
Blacksmiths -- Juvenile fiction.
Blacks -- Mali -- Juvenile fiction.
African Americans -- Juvenile fiction.
Novels in verse.
Families -- Fiction.
Slavery -- Fiction.
Four elements (Philosophy) -- Fiction.
Blacksmiths -- Fiction.
Blacks -- Mali -- Fiction.
African Americans -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :Schwartz & Wade Books,2011
Contributors Dillon, Leo.
Dillon, Diane.
Language English
Awards Coretta Scott King Honor Book, author, 2012
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
ISBN 9780375944536 (glb)
0375944532 (glb)
9780375843846 (hbk.)
0375843841 (hbk.)
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