The Books of Our Fathers

Celebrate dads of all types with these preteen reads to get you thinking about that all-important father figure in your life.

Bud, Not Buddy: 10-year-old Bud has had a rough go of it as a black kid growing up in foster homes in Depression-era Flint, Michigan. He expects his luck to change when he meets his father, who he has decided is jazz musician Herman E. Calloway.

Bud, Not Buddy is available in multiple formats.

Hold Fast: The Early Pearl's life is disrupted when her father disappears from their Chicago home and she must move with her mother and brother into a city shelter. Early knows that Dash wouldn't just disappear, so she decides to solve the mystery.

Hold Fast is available in multiple formats.

Moon Over Manifest: As Abilene spends the summer of 1936  in Manifest, Kansas, with an old family friend, she discovers a box of keepsakes. Each one holds a secret she must unlock about her father, as well as other characters in the town of Manifest, and how they shaped the man Abilene adores.

Moon Over Manifest is available in multiple formats.

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