Antheneum Books for Young Readers
Family Relationships; Family violence; Step parent; step father; abusive step father; violence
After her stepfather is arrested for child abuse, thirteen-year-old Karina's home life improves but while the severity of her older sister's injuries and the urging of her younger sister, their uncle, and a friend tempt her to testify against him, her mother and other well-meaning adults pursuade her to claim responsibility.
mother and step father
Americas Award for Children's and Young Adult Literature, 2008, Commended Title; Edgar Allan Poe Awards, 2008, Nominee, Best Young Adult Book; National Book Award, 2007, Finalist, Young People's Literature
middle school; child abuse charges; bad grades; New York; fear
Felin, M. Sindy, "Touching Snow" (2007). DIVerse Families. 1105.