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Keeping the Night Watch

Written by Hope Anita Smith and illustrated by E. B. Lewis
Published by Square Fish
Goodreads Rating - 4.1 / 5.0
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10-13
Target Age
73
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So many unanswered questions weigh down thirteen-year-old C.J. as he struggles to understand why his father walked out. His father is back now, though C.J. is not as quick to forgive as the other members of his family. He still feels the weight of responsibility that fell on his shoulders when Daddy was gone, and he’s not prepared to give that up. But C.J.’s anger is making him a stranger in his own home, and instead of life seeming better now that Daddy has returned, it feels worse.

Through powerful poems, Hope Anita Smith chronicles the nuanced emotions of a family that is slowly learning to heal and put the pieces back together.

Keeping the Night Watch is a 2009 Coretta Scott King Author Honor Book and a 2009 Bank Street - Best Children’s Book of the Year.

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Book Details

ISBN 10:
0312659369
ISBN 13:
9780312659363
Publication Date:
January 21, 2014

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