Title: The Cay
Author: Theodore Taylor
When the freighter on which they are traveling is torpedoed by a German submarine during World War II, a twelve-year-old white boy, blinded by a blow on the head, and an old black man are stranded on a small desert island in the Caribbean where the boy acquires a new kind of vision, courage, and love from his old companion.
Shipwrecked on a tiny Caribbean island, Philip must overcome his prejudice towards Timothy, the old black sailor who becomes the key to his survival.
“This is one of the best survival stories since Robinson Crusoe.”—The Washington Star.
An ALA Notable Children’s Book, Jane Addams Children’s Book Award, Lewis Carroll Shelf Award, Commonwealth Club of California: Literature Award, Southern California Council on Literature for Children and Young People Award, A Child Study Children’s Book Committee: Children’s Book of the Year.