Richly characterized, powerfully told, this is the story of one family's passionate determination not to be beaten down. "Taylor...writes not with rancor or bitterness of indignities, but with pride, strength, and respect for humanity." NY Times Mature Content
Common Core Alignment:
RL.6.2. Determine a theme or central idea of a text and how it is conveyed through particular details; provide a summary of the text distinct from personal opinions or judgments.
ALA Notable Book
NY Times Best of Children's Books
Boston Globe-Horn Honor Book
National Book Award finalist
Jane Addams Honor Book