DIVerse Families
 
A Place to Call Home

Title

A Place to Call Home

Publisher

Aladdin Paperbacks

Pages

250 pages

Publication Year

1997

ISBN

9780689813955

Genre

realism

Topic

Family Relationships; Single parent; Legal guardianship; Family violence; Family member death; single sister; sister raising siblings; abusive mother; abusive father; death of a mother

Annotation

Biracial Anna, 15, is a strong character in search of love & roots following sexual abuse & rejection from her own family. Caring for her two younger siblings after their unreliable mother abandons them, fifteen-year-old Anna discovers the difficulties of trying to be a parent.

Grade Level

6-8, 9-12

Family Formation

sister as a mother

Main Character

girl

Diversity Impact

direct

LGBTQ+

none

Race/Ethnicities

White

Awards

YALSA Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults, 2002; Middle And Junior High School Library Catalog, Eighth Edition, 2000; Notable Children's Books, 1996; YALSA Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults, 2002; Young Adults' Choices, 1997; Colorado Blue Spruce Young Adult Book Award, 1999 Nominee; South Carolina Junior Book Award, 1998 Nominee

Keywords

family abuse; sisters; abandoned; mother; children; suicide

Item Type

Fiction

Format

novel

A Place to Call Home

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