G. P. Putnam's Sons, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) Inc.,
Family Relationships; Single parent; Kinship care; Abandonment; Poverty; single mother; skin color; abandoned by father; aunt raising nephew; living in poverty; starvation
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....
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
Sullivan, Tara, "Golden Boy" (2013). DIVerse Families. 696.