Year of the Jungle
Family Relationships; Military families; father in the military
Suzy spends her year in first grade waiting for her father, who is serving in Vietnam, and when the postcards stop coming she worries that he will never make it home.
mother and father
Booklist Editors Choice: Books for Youth, 2013; Booklist Top 10 Historical Fiction for Youth, 2014; Bulletin Blue Ribbons, 2013; Choices, 2014; Lasting Connections, 2013; Publishers Weekly Best Children's Book, 2013 ;Nevada Young Readers' Award, 2017; Nominee; The de Grummond Children's Literature Collection; Charlotte Zolotow Award, 2014, Honor; Christopher Award, 2014, Winner; Gryphon Award, 2014, Honor, Children (13-18); Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Award, 2013, Platinum, Book
children of military personnel; Vietnam; postcards; jungle; holidays; war
Collins, Suzanne, "Year of the Jungle" (2013). DIVerse Families. 1112.