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Sam can't believe it when his father leaves the family to marry another woman-and a white woman, at that. The betrayal cuts deep-Sam had been so close to his dad, and idolized him. Now who can he turn to, who can he trust? Even God seems to have ditched him. Ishmael is his father's first son, the heir, his favorite. But when his father is visited by mysterious strangers who claim that Abraham's wife, Sarah, will finally give birth to a son, Ishmael is worried. And when baby Isaac arrives, Ishmael becomes more isolated from his father. Could Abraham's God, who had spoken to Ishmael's mother, to whom he has made countless sacrifices, now betray him in favor of this new son?
About the Author
Nikki Grimes won the 2005 Coretta Scott King Author Honor Award for Dark Sons. She is the distinguished author of more than thirty-one children's books, including "What is Goodbye?, " a 2004 ALA Notable Book."" She received the 2003 Coretta Scott King Award for her novel "Bronx Masquerade "as well as a 2003 Coretta Scott King Author Honor for her picture book "Talkin' About Bessie: The Story of Aviator Elizabeth Coleman. "Many of her other books have been cited as Notable Books by the American Library Association, including "Come Sunday," a picture book in verse; "Something on My Mind; "and "Meet Danitra Brown," which also won a Coretta Scott King Honor. She lives in Corona, California.