My Louisiana sky
Tiger Ann Parker wants nothing more than to get out of the rural town of Saitter, Louisiana--far away from her mentally disabled mother, her "slow" father who can't read an electric bill, and her classmates who taunt her. So when Aunt Dorie Kay asks Tiger to sp the summer with her in Baton Rouge, Tiger can't wait to go. But before she leaves, the sudden revelation of a dark family secret prompts Tiger to make a decision that will ultimately change her life.
Set in the South in the late 1950s, this coming-of-age novel explores a twelve-year-old girl's struggle to accept her grandmother's death, her mentally deficient parents, and the changing world around her. It is a novel filled with beautiful language and unforgettable characters, and the importance of family and home.
My Louisiana Sky is a 1998 Boston Globe - Horn Book Award Honor Book for Fiction.
Level 4.6, 5 Points
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|Grouping Title||my louisiana sky|
|Grouping Author||holt kimberly willis|
|Last Grouping Update||2017-09-22 04:42:35AM|
|Last Indexed||2018-07-17 04:52:04AM|
|author||Holt, Kimberly Willis.|
|author_display||Holt, Kimberly Willis|
|detailed_location_aacpl||Severn Library - Children's Fiction|
|display_description||Growing up in Saitter, Louisiana, in the 1950s, twelve-year-old Tiger Ann struggles with her feelings about her stern, but loving grandmother, her mentally slow parents, and her good friend and neighbor, Jesse.|
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|local_callnumber_aacpl||J FICTION (H)|
|owning_library_aacpl||Anne Arundel County Public Library|
|record_details||ils:a135694|Book|Books||English|Holt,|c1998.|200 p. ; 22 cm.|
|subject_facet||Friendship -- Fiction, Grandmothers -- Juvenile fiction, Parent and child -- Juvenile fiction, People with mental disabilities -- Juvenile fiction|
|title_display||My Louisiana sky|
|title_full||My Louisiana sky / Kimberly Willis Holt|
|title_short||My Louisiana sky|
|topic_facet||Friendship, Grandmothers, Parent and child, People with mental disabilities|