Although he is uncertain why his father is so angry and what secret his mother is keeping from him, eleven-year-old Sonny knows that he is different from his classmates in their small New York town.
Family Relationships; Racial Diversity; Culture/Ethnicity; Family violence; Kinship care; Biracial; Interracial; Bicultural; abusive father; physical abuse; grandfather looking after grandson; biracial child; interracial marriage; interracial parents; bicultural child
Native American / French-Canadian
mother and father
American Indian Youth Literature Award, 2006, Winner, Middle School
50 Books about Family, 2011 Older Children and Young Adult
Best Children's Books of the Year, 2004 Age (12 and up)
Choices, 2005 Children's Fiction
Middle and Junior High School Library Catalog, Ninth Edition, 2005
Native Americans; family life; prejudices; sterilization; bullying; Vermont Eugenics Project; librarian
Bruchac, Joseph, "Hidden Roots" (2004). Diverse Families. 130.