Beaty, Daniel

Knock Knock: My Dad's Dream for Me

(2) PS Illustrated by Bryan Collier. Each morning, a little boy pretends to be asleep until his dad approaches. "Then I...jump into his arms." One day, his father fails to appear. The author's note explains that Beaty's own father was incarcerated; in the story, the absence is unexplained for a more universal story of loss. The text, powerful and spare, is well supported by Collier's watercolor and collage art.


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