novel in verse
Sixteen-year-old Connor tries to help his severely depressed father, who learned upon his mother's death that Nonno was not his biological father, by doing research that reveals Dad's father was probably a Tuskegee Airman.
Family Relationships; Racial Diversity; Disability and Health; Family member death; Biracial; Multiracial; Illness; death of a grandmother; biracial adult; mixed race family; stroke
Black (African American) / White
mother and father
Kirkus Book Review Stars, October 1, 2015
Cybils Awards, 2016, Nominee, Poetry
Best Children's Books of the Year, 2017 Ages (12 to 14)
family life; fathers and sons; Tuskegee Airmen; hospital; truth; identity; research; recovery
Nelson, Marilyn, "American Ace" (2016). Diverse Families. 39.