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Louisiana's Song

Title

Louisiana's Song

Authors

Kerry Madden

Publisher

Viking

Publication Year

2007

ISBN

9780670061532

Pages

282 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Set in the Appalachia in 1963, Livy Two has come to terms with the fact that her father is a changed man after being in a coma and so now, along with her eleven-year-old sister, Louisiana, she must find a way to take care of their father and their large mountain family.

Grade Level

3-5; 6-8

Lexile Measure

860L

Diversity Topics

Family Relationships; Disability and Health; Poverty; Physical disability; Neurological disorder; financial hardship; blind; blind child; traumatic brain injury; coma; amnesia; hallucinations

Main Character

female child; female teenager

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

mother and father

Awards

Cybils Awards, 2007, Finalist, Middle Grade Fiction
SIBA Book Award, 2008, Finalist, Children (13-18)
Southern California Booksellers Association Book Award, 2007, Nominee, Children's Novel
Best Children's Books of the Year, 2008 Ages (9 to 12)
Middle and Junior High Schoool Library Catalog, Ninth Edition Supplement 2008, 2008

Keywords

coming of age; artists; 1960s; car accident; North Carolina; brothers and sisters; working

Diversity Impact

direct

Louisiana's Song


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