Escaping Tornado Season: A Story in Poems
Family Relationships; Racial Diversity; Family member death; Kinship care; Abandonment; Interracial; death of a father; death of a brother; grandparents raising grandchild; abandoned by mother; interracial friendship
Poems describe how thirteen-year-old Allie, living with her grandparents in a small Minnesota town in the 1960s, struggles to cope with her father's recent death, being abandoned by her mother, and trying to fit in at school.
Native American / White
Southern California Booksellers Association Book Award, 2004, Nominee, Children's Book
grief; grandparents; death; family life; Nebraska; Minnesota; family; twins
novel in verse
Williams, Julie, "Escaping Tornado Season: A Story in Poems" (2004). DIVerse Families. 684.