Pieces of Why
Penguin Young Readers Group
Tia lives with her mom in a high-risk neighborhood in New Orleans and loves singing gospel in the Rainbow Choir with Keisha, her boisterous and assertive best friend. Tia's dream is to change the world with her voice; and by all accounts, she might be talented enough. But when a shooting happens in her neighborhood and she learns the truth about the crime that sent her father to prison years ago, Tia finds she can't sing anymore.
Family Relationships; Single parent; Incarceration; Poverty; single mother; father in prison; children of prisoners; living in poverty; financial hardship; poor
single mother / father in prison
gospel singers; mothers and daughters; choirs; fathers and daughters; children's choir; tramatic neuroses
Going, K.L., "Pieces of Why" (2016). Diverse Families. 1249.