The Improbable Wonders of Moojie Littleman by Robin Gregory

From screenwriter and award-winning novelist, Robin Gregory, comes a masterful début about family and first love, magic and miracles–brimming with compassion, lyricism, and originality. Winner of 22 awards.

In the early 1900s in America, Moojie, a biracial and partially-disabled foundling, is left on the steps of a village chapel. He is adopted by a doting mother and a mapmaker father. After leading a charmed life where he discovers his has miraculous healing powers, eight year-old Moojie’s world collapses when his mother dies unexpectedly.