Desert guide Issa finds the baby girl Mariama after a sandstorm, and raises her as his own daughter--until a young man and his protectors come seeking a guide for their dangerous journey through the Bitter Mountains.
Family Relationships; Disability and Health; Adoption; Physical Disability; adoptive parent; adopted child; vision loss; blind
female teenager, adult male
Anne Izard Storytellers' Choice Award, 2015, Winner
Cybils Awards, 2013, Nominee, Elementary and Middle Grade(Early Chapter Books)
brothers and sisters; missing children; dessert; travelers; guide; family reunion
Peet, Mal and Graham, Elspeth, "Mysterious Traveler" (2013). Diverse Families. 2087.