Because I Am Furniture
Penguin Young Readers Group
Family Relationships; Family violence; domestic abuse; abusive father; rage; violence; abuse
The youngest of three siblings, fourteen-year-old Anke feels both relieved and neglected that her father abuses her brother and sister but ignores her, but when she catches him with one of her friends, she finally becomes angry enough to take action.
mother and father
Amelia Bloomer List, 2010; Best of the Best Books, 2009; Pure Poetry, 2008; YALSA Best Books for Young Adults, 2010; Reading Olympics Booklist, 2016; None; Arkansas Teen Book Award, 2011; Nominee; Eliot Rosewater Indiana High School Book Award, 2012-2013; Nominee; Kentucky Bluegrass Award, 2011; Nominee; Nevada Young Readers' Award, 2011; Nominee; Tayshas High School Reading List, 2010; None; Virginia Readers' Choice Award, 2011-2012; Nominee; The de Grummond Children's Literature Collection; Eliot Rosewater Indiana High School Book Award, 2012-2013, Honor Book
rape; child abuse; guilt; child sexual abuse; sex crimes; high schools
novel in verse
Chaltas, Thalia, "Because I Am Furniture" (2010). DIVerse Families. 1039.