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Dark sons
(Book)

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Published:
Grand Rapids, Michigan : Blink, [2017].
Format:
Book
Physical Desc:
216 pages ; 22 cm.
Rating:
Middle School.
Status:
Madison - Teen Fiction
YA Fiction Grimes
Main Library - Teen Fiction
YA Fiction Grimes
Description

A guy whose father ripped his heart out too.

You and me, Ishmael, we're brothers, two dark sons.

Destroyed, lost, and isolated, the perspectives of two teenage boys--modern-day Sam, and biblical Ishmael--unite over millennia to illustrate the power of forgiveness.

"Grimes's commanding metaphors ("Look at you, mother,/ trembling,/ a bowshot away,/ your tears/ the only water/ for miles," says the exiled Ishmael), authoritative style, and complex characterizations are uniquely compelling." --Publisher's Weekly starred review

"The simple words eloquently reveal what it's like to miss someone ... but even more moving is the struggle to forgive and the affection each boy feels for the baby that displaces him. The elemental connections and the hope ... will speak to a wide audience." --Booklist starred review

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Language:
English
ISBN:
9780310761501 (pbk.), 0310761506 (pbk.)
Reading Level:
MG
Level 4.8, 2 Points
Lexile measure:
740

Notes

Description
Alternating poems compare and contrast the conflicted feelings of Ishmael, son of the Biblical patriarch Abraham, and Sam, a teenager in New York City, as they try to come to terms with being abandoned by their fathers and with the love they feel for their younger stepbrothers.
Target Audience
Middle School.
Study Program Information
Accelerated Reader,4.8.
Awards
Coretta Scott King Honor, author, 2006.
Awards
ALA Best Book for Young Adults, 2006.
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Citations
APA Citation (style guide)

Grimes, N. (2017). Dark sons. Grand Rapids, Michigan: Blink.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Grimes, Nikki. 2017. Dark Sons. Grand Rapids, Michigan: Blink.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Grimes, Nikki, Dark Sons. Grand Rapids, Michigan: Blink, 2017.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Grimes, Nikki. Dark Sons. Grand Rapids, Michigan: Blink, 2017. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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