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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

Publication Year

2014

ISBN

9780892393084

Pages

32 pages

Genre

realism

Format

picturebook

Item Type

Fiction

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

Topic

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

Main Character

girl

Race/Ethnicities

Jamaican American

Family Formation

single mother

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

Diversity Impact

direct

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