G. P. Putnam's Sons, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) Inc.,
Light eyes, yellow hair and white skin-- Habo is an albino, strange and alone. His father, unable to accept Habo, abandons the family. When they are forced from their small Tanzanian village, Habo knows he is to blame. The family seeks refuge with an aunt in Mwanza....
Family Relationships; Single parent; Kinship care; Abandonment; Poverty; single mother; skin color; abandoned by father; aunt raising nephew; living in poverty; starvation
Best Children's Books of the Year, 2014
Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 2014
YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults, 2014
Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children's Book Award, 2014 Nominee
Golden Sower Award, 2015-2016 Nominee
Nutmeg Book Award, 2016 Nominee
Rebecca Caudill Young Readers' Book Award, 2016 Nominee
Sequoyah Book Award, 2015-2016
Tayshas High School Reading List, 2014
The de Grummond Children's Literature Collection
human rights; survival; albinism; discrimination
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