Also Known as Harper
Henry Holt and Company
Writing poetry helps fifth-grader Harper Lee Morgan cope with her father's absence, being evicted, and having to skip school to care for her brother while their mother works, and things look even brighter after she befriends a mute girl and a kindly disabled woman.
Family Relationships; Disability and Health; Single parent; Separation; Family violence; Homelessness; Poverty; Physical disability; Addiction; single mother; separated parents; abusive parent; abusive father; violent parent; rage; homeless family; transient; no home; living in a motel; homeless child; living in poverty; impoverished family; impoverished child; financial hardship; poor; wheelchair user; mute; alcoholism; substance abuse
Best Children's Books of the Year, 2010 Ages (9 to 12)
Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 2010 Social Interactions and Relationship
poetry; poem; eviction; poetry contest; missing school; stillborn baby; babysitting; tent city; friendship
Leal, Ann Haywood, "Also Known as Harper" (2009). Diverse Families. 1564.