One Shadow on the Wall by Leah Henderson

One Shadow on the Wall by Leah HendersonGr. 4-7 Orphaned after the death of his baay (father), 11-year-old Mor of Lat Mata, Senegal, finds himself responsible for his younger sisters. Mor is committed to keeping the family together, but his aunt only gives him until the end of summer to prove that he can—or she’ll take the girls away. Juggling bad luck against worse odds, Mor persists in his efforts to make a living and slowly brings in an income. But soon he has to make a decision: stick up for himself, his family, and friends, or take the seemingly easy route by joining the Danka Boys, a gang that has been harassing him. [Read More]