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An Inmate's Daughter

Title

An Inmate's Daughter

Authors

Jan Walker

Illustrator

Herb Leonard

Publisher

Raven Publishing

Pages

171 pages

Publication Year

2006

ISBN

9780971416192

Genre

realism

Topic

Family Relationships; Incarceration; father in prison

Annotation

Jenna's mother forbids her to tell her friends that her dad is in prison. Prison reflects on wives and children. Keeping the fact of prison secret becomes more difficult when the newspaper runs a story about Jenna's "Good Samaritan" rescue at the McNeil Island Corrections Center. She just wants to fit in. As Jenna writes in her journal, children of prisoners are doing time too.

Grade Level

6-8

Family Formation

multi-generational

Main Character

girl

Diversity Impact

direct

Race/Ethnicities

Native American

Awards

INDIEFAB Book of the Year Awards, 2006, Finalist, Young Adult Fiction

Keywords

prisoners' families; visiting day; visitation; helping; murder; journal

Item Type

Fiction

Format

chapter book

An Inmate's Daughter

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