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KNOCK KNOCK My Dad's Dream for Me

Title

KNOCK KNOCK My Dad's Dream for Me

Authors

Daniel Beaty

Illustrator

Bryan Collier

Publisher

Paw Prints

Publication Year

2014

ISBN

9781480647480

Pages

40 pages

Genre

realism

Format

picturebook

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

A boy wakes up one morning to find his father gone. At first, he feels lost. But his father has left him a letter filled with advice to guide him through the times he cannot be there.

Grade Level

PK-1; K-3

Topic

Family Relationships; Single parent; single mother

Main Character

boy

Race/Ethnicities

African American

Family Formation

single mother

Awards

100 Magnificent Childrens Books, 2013
Best Children's Books of the Year, 2014
Choices, 2014
CSMCL Best Books, 2013
Distinguished Books, 2014
New York Public Library's 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing, 2013
Notable Childrens Books, 2014
Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 2014
Boston Globe -Horn Book Award for Excellence in Children's Literature, 2014, Honor, Picture Book
Coretta Scott King Book Award, 2014, Winner, Illustrator
Cybils Awards, 2014, Finalist, Fiction Picture Book
NAACP Image Award, 2014, Nominee, Outstanding Literary Work Children

Keywords

separation; boys; fatherless families; fathers and sons

Diversity Impact

direct

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