A Feast for Joseph

Joseph and Mama have left the Kyangwali Refugee Camp in Uganda to settle in Maine. Joseph finds his new home a little too quiet and lonely without his beloved grandmother and the broader Acholi community. Where is the sweet noise of family and friends making and sharing a meal together? Where is the sound of someone playing the awal?

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An idea to gather people starts in Joseph’s belly and his Dominican American friend Whoosh will, once again, be there to try something new. In a starred review, Kirkus Review called it a “wonderful book that humanizes refugees through a focus on joy in everyday life.”

A Feast for Joseph illustrated by Ken Daley is a companion book to Joseph’s Big Ride, a book featured in the I’m Your Neighbor Books sponsored Beautiful Blackbird Children’s Book Festival. Watch the festival’s animated read aloud:

Images © Ken Daley