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Knock Knock: My Dad’s Dream for Me
Daniel Beaty
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers , December 17, 2013

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Cautions: Deals with the issue of parental incarceration

KIWI Magazine Review:

This is a heartwarming story of a young boy whose father wakes him up with a special knock-knock game and tells him he loves his son.  One day, the knocks stop and the young son yearns for his father and the special bond they shared.  He doesn’t understand why they can’t be together.  Although the story is vague as to why the father doesn’t wake the boy for a long time, the author’s note describes his experience from a young boy to young man when his father was incarcerated.  The illustrations perfectly accompany this story, based on the author’s real-life experiences.

Publisher’s notes:

Every morning, I play a game with my father.

He goes knock knock on my door
and I pretend to be asleep
till he gets right next to the bed.
And my papa, he tells me, “I love you.”

But what happens when, one day, that “knock knock” doesn’t come? This powerful and inspiring book shows the love that an absent parent can leave behind, and the strength that children find in themselves as they grow up and follow their dreams.
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