DIVerse Families
 
The Truth or Something

Title

The Truth or Something

Authors

Jeanne Willis

Publisher

Henry Holt and Co.

Publication Year

2002

ISBN

9780805070798

Pages

272 pages

Genre

historical

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

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

Topic

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

Main Character

boy

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

multigenerational

Keywords

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

Diversity Impact

direct

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