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Escaping Tornado Season: A Story in Poems

Title

Escaping Tornado Season: A Story in Poems

Authors

Julie Williams

Publisher

Harper

Pages

272 pages

Publication Year

2004

ISBN

9780060086398

Genre

realism

Topic

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

Annotation

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.

Grade Level

9-12

Family Formation

multi-generational

Main Character

girl

Diversity Impact

direct

LGBTQ+

none

Race/Ethnicities

Native American / White

Awards

Southern California Booksellers Association Book Award, 2004, Nominee, Children's Book

Keywords

grief; grandparents; death; family life; Nebraska; Minnesota; family; twins

Item Type

Fiction

Format

novel in verse

Escaping Tornado Season: A Story in Poems

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