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
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.
Henry Holt & Company, Inc.
|Country of origin:
Kimberly Willis Holt
||Electronic book text - Windows
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