Alfred A. Knopf
Family Relationships; Divorce; Single parent; single mother; divoreced parents; custody
Living in a cottage on her uncle's southern California avocado ranch since her parent's messy divorce, fifteen-year-old Pearl Dewitt meets and falls in love with an illegal migrant worker, and is trapped with him when wildfires approach his makeshift forest home.
Best Children's Books of the Year, 2011 ; Choices, 2011 ; Kirkus Best Young Adult Books, 2010 ; Got Text Complexity? Selected Literature for Common Core Standards in English Language Arts (Grades 6-12, 2013 ; Made for Each Other: Exploring Topics through Fiction and NonFiction in Grades 6 - 12, 2013 ; Flume: NH Teen Reader's Choice Award, 2012; Nominee ; Read On Wisconsin, 2011-2012; Nominee ; Delaware Diamonds, 2012, Winner ; National Book Award, 2010, Finalist, Young People's Literature ; San Diego Book Award, 2011, 1st Place, Best Novel
wildfires; illegal aliens; immigrants; homeless persons; cousins; families; California
McNeal, Laura, "Dark Water" (1900). DIVerse Families. 847.