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The Warden's Daughter

Title

The Warden's Daughter

Authors

Jerry Spinelli

Publisher

Random House Children's Books

Pages

343 pages

Publication Year

2017

ISBN

978375831997

Genre

historical

Topic

Family Relationships; Single parent; Family member death; death of a mother; single father

Annotation

Living with her warden father in an apartment above a 1950s prison, Cammie O'Reilly struggles to come to terms with the loss of her mother, who died saving her from harm when she was a baby, and interacts with some of the reformed inmates. This is a tale of loss and redemption.

Grade Level

6-8

Family Formation

father

Main Character

girl

Diversity Impact

direct

Race/Ethnicities

White

Keywords

grief; loss; prison; inmates; arsonist; shoplifters; redemption

Item Type

Fiction

Format

novel

The Warden's Daughter

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