The Book of Boy
In 1350, a boy with a large hump on his back becomes the servant of a shadowy pilgrim on his way to Rome, who pulls the boy into a dangerous expedition across Europe to gather the seven precious relics of Saint Peter.
Disability and Health; Physical Disability; people with disabilities; hump on back
Booklist Book Review Stars, 2018
Booklist Editors' Choice: Books for Youth, 2018 Fiction Middle Grade
Choices, 2019 Children's Fiction
Kirkus Book Review Stars, 2017
Notable Children's Books, 2019 Middle Readers
Publishers Weekly Best Children's Book, 2018 Middle Grade
Cybils Awards, 2018, Nominee, Elementary and Middle Grade(Speculative Fiction)
John Newbery Medal, 2019, Honor, Children's Literature
pilgrims; pilgrimages; voyages and travels; angels and demons; historical; adventures; relics; self-acceptance; slavery
Murdock, Catherine Gilbert, "The Book of Boy" (2018). Diverse Families. 2057.