DIVerse Families
 
The Truth or Something

Title

The Truth or Something

Authors

Jeanne Willis

Publisher

Henry Holt and Co.

Pages

272 pages

Publication Year

2002

ISBN

9780805070798

Genre

historical

Topic

Family Relationships; Family violence; Step parent; Poverty; child abuse; step father; impoverished family; poor; financial hardship

Annotation

Growing up poor and neglected in post-World War II England, young Mick, longing to be part of a loving family as he is shuttled from home to home, must harden himself against disappointment and cruelty--and, finally, against the abusive father he only recently met.

Grade Level

6-8; 9-12

Family Formation

multigenerational

Main Character

boy

Diversity Impact

direct

Race/Ethnicities

White

Keywords

abandoned children; England; post World War II; family problems

Item Type

Fiction

Format

novel

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