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A Shelter in Our Car

Title

A Shelter in Our Car

Authors

Monica Gunning

Illustrator

Elaine Pedlar

Publisher

Children's Book Press

Pages

32 pages

Publication Year

2014

ISBN

9780892393084

Genre

realism

Topic

Family Relationships; Homelessness; Single parent; Family member death; homeless; no home; transient; single mother; death of a father

Annotation

Since she left Jamaica for America after her father died, Zettie lives in a car with her mother while they both go to school and plan for a real home.

Grade Level

3-5

Family Formation

single mother

Main Character

girl

Diversity Impact

direct

Race/Ethnicities

Jamaican American

Awards

Best Children's Books of the Year, 2004; Skipping Stones Honor Awardd, 2005, Winner, Multicultural and International

Keywords

mother and daughters; bullies; school; car

Item Type

Fiction

Format

picturebook

A Shelter in Our Car

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