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Somewhere in the Darkness (1992)

Author: Myers, Walter Dean [link to author's website]
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Number of pages: 176 pages

Jimmy Little is surprised when Crab, the convict father he never knew, shows up after nine years in prison. But Crab wants to get to know Jimmy, so they set off on a road trip across the coutnry, and during the long, tense ride, Jimmy begins to open up to the stranger who has interrupted his life. And while he may not understand the choices his father made, Jimmy realizes that what Crab needs even more is his forgiveness.

ISBN 13: 978-0590341868
Reading Level (grade): 4.4