DIVerse Families
 
Ashes to Asheville

Title

Ashes to Asheville

Authors

Sarah Dooley

Publisher

Penguin Young Readers Group

Publication Year

2017

ISBN

9780399165047

Pages

526 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Twelve-year-old Fella is swept away on a wild road trip by her older sister Zany to fulfill their late mother's dying wish.

Grade Level

6-8

Topic

Family Relationships; LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Family member death; Single parent; Legal guardianship; Homosexuality; death of a mother; grief; terminal illness; grandparent raising grandchild; single mother; lesbian parent; same sex relationship

Main Character

girl

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

grandmother and single mother

LGBTQ+

female/female

Awards

Lambda Literary Award, 2018, Finalist, LGBT Children's/Young Adult

Keywords

automobile travel; social issues; sisters; adventure; sisterly bond; dying wish; mother's ashes; separation

Diversity Impact

direct

Ashes to Asheville

Share

COinS