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Author: Marilyn Nelson
Publisher: New York, New York : Dial Books, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, [2016]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : Secondary (senior high) school : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Sixteen-year-old Connor tries to help his severely depressed father, who learned upon his mother's death that Nonno was not his biological father, by doing research that reveals Dad's father was probably a Tuskegee Airman.
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Genre/Form: Novels in verse
Juvenile works
Fiction
Historical fiction
Juvenile fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Secondary (senior high) school, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Marilyn Nelson
ISBN: 9780803733053 0803733054
OCLC Number: 904246795
Description: 123 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: The language of suffering --
Uncle father Joe --
Driver's permit --
Hot cocoa --
Letter? --
La famiglia Bianchini --
Chinese gong --
Gold class ring --
Heirloom --
Italian bling --
The x-factor --
Baklava --
Unknown DNA --
The stink eye --
Suo Marte --
Dead-end clue --
The mystery ring --
The Forcean --
But --
Historically black colleges and universities --
A hundred what-ifs --
What families are for --
Googling Wilberforce --
Lines of OOOOOOO --
Ace --
Together in the kitchen --
Cringing --
DNA --
Thanksgiving gasp --
Now that we're colored --
Acute care --
Rehab --
Daily visits --
Watching dad come back to life --
Reading dad the headlines --
Holding dad's juice glass --
Feeding dad a salisbury steak dinner --
Wheelchair to walker --
Rehab Christmas --
Moving dad home --
Beginning --
The floodgates opened --
Heroes --
DMV --
Beyond skin --
How this book came to be.
Responsibility: by Marilyn Nelson.

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Sixteen-year-old Connor tries to help his severely depressed father, who learned upon his mother's death that Nonno was not his biological father, by doing research that reveals Dad's father was probably a Tuskegee Airman.

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