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What Momma Left Me

Title

What Momma Left Me

Authors

Renee Watson

Publisher

Bloomsbury

Pages

224 pages

Publication Year

2010

ISBN

9781599904467

Genre

realism

Topic

Family Relationships; Family member death; Legal guardianship; death of a mother; grandparents raising grandchildren

Annotation

After the death of their mother, thirteen-year-old Serenity Evans and her younger brother go to live with their grandparents, who try to keep them safe from bad influences and help them come to terms with what has happened to their family. Includes recipe for red velvet cake.

Grade Level

3-5, 6-8

Family Formation

multi-generational

Main Character

girl

Diversity Impact

direct

LGBTQ+

none

Race/Ethnicities

African American

Awards

Best Children's Books of the Year, 2011; Choices, 2011; 50 Books about Grief and Loss, 2011; Alabama Camellia Children's Choice Award, 2011-2012, Nominee

Keywords

bereavement; orphans; baking; murder; school; church

Item Type

Fiction

Format

novel

What Momma Left Me

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