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Taking Terri Mueller

Title

Taking Terri Mueller

Authors

Norma Fox Mazer

Publisher

Avon Books

Publication Year

1981

ISBN

9780380790043

Pages

192 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

For as long as I can remember, It's just been Daddy and me. I can't remember my mother. I was told she died in an accident when I was four, and that's all I know about her. I don't understand why there isn't even a picture of her. The other thing I don't understand is why we're always moving — different towns — with no explanations. I know something is wrong. It begins with my birth certificate— my only link to my mother. Then I overhear a conversation: Tell terri the truth , Why are we moving all the time? Are we running away from something or someone? What kind of secret is Daddy hiding...and why can't he share it with me.

Grade Level

6-8; 9-12

Lexile Measure

570L

Topic

Family Relationships; Parental rights termination; Divorce; losing parental rights; losing your mother; divorced parents

Main Character

female teenager

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

single father

Awards

California Young Reader Medal, 1985, Winner, Junior High
Edgar Allan Poe Awards, 1982, Winner, Best Juvenile Novel

Keywords

parental kidnapping; single father; moving; secrets; finding the truth

Diversity Impact

direct

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