Desta's father, who needs to return briefly to his Ethiopian homeland, describes what it was like for him to grow up there. By the Coretta Scott King Honorwinning illustrator of The Bat Boy and His Violin. Jr Lit Guild.
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As her father prepares for a trip back to his childhood home in Ethiopia, Desta begins to worry. Where does her father truly belong--in the village of his youth or here in America with her? What was growing up in Ethiopia like? And will her father's love for his family be enough to bridge these two worlds and bring him back to her? •A powerful portrait of a contemporary American immigrant family •From a Coretta Scott King Honor-winning artist •Portrays a heartwarming father-daughter relationship •Junior Library Guild Selection