A Place to Call Home
Family Relationships; Single parent; Legal guardianship; Family violence; Family member death; single sister; sister raising siblings; abusive mother; abusive father; death of a mother
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.
sister as a mother
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
family abuse; sisters; abandoned; mother; children; suicide
Koller, Jackie French, "A Place to Call Home" (1997). DIVerse Families. 668.