Soldier Mom

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Farrar Straus Giroux,
Pub. Date:
1st ed.
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IL: MG - BL: 3.3 - AR Pts: 5
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A single parent is suddenly called to serve in the Persian Gulf War. In early August 1990, eleven-year-old Jasmyn Williams is shocked when her mother, a member of the Army Reserve, is called to active service. Within thirty-six hours, she is gone. Jas and Andrew, her baby half brother, are left in the care of her mother's boyfriend, Jake, who has never been responsible for Andrew, much less Jas. At first Jas is filled with anger. Then, despite the sacrifices she must make, including precious basketball practice, Jas comes to understand that her mother has to do her job. Still, she wonders, should a mother have a job that might require abandoning her children? Alice Mead, always an advocate for children, takes a firm stand on their behalf even as she creates a heroine who could probably adjust to anything.
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Grouped Work ID 65064e48-af7c-7cd2-9b2a-b570f0d863c9
Grouping Title soldier mom
Grouping Author mead alice
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2018-08-21 04:47:16AM
Last Indexed 2019-02-15 04:43:17AM

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author Mead, Alice.
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display_description Eleven-year-old Jasmyn gets a different perspective on life when her mother is sent to Saudi Arabia at the beginning of the Persian Gulf War, leaving her and her baby half brother behind in Maine in the care of her Mother's boyfriend.
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lexile_score 480
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primary_isbn 9780374371241
publishDate 1999
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subject_facet Military Family Resource Center, Mothers and daughters -- Juvenile fiction, Persian Gulf War, 1991 -- United States -- Juvenile fiction, Single-parent families -- Juvenile fiction
title_display Soldier Mom
title_full Soldier Mom / Alice Mead
title_short Soldier Mom
topic_facet Mothers and daughters, Persian Gulf War, 1991, Single-parent families