My Tiki Girl
Fifteen-year-old Maggie, still grieving the loss of her mother in an accident that also gave her a limp, has turned her back on old friends but connects with a new student, Dahlia, who makes her part of her quirky family and plans their future together as roving musicians and lovers.
Family Relationships; LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Disability and Health; Single parent; Family member death; Gay/Lesbian; Physical disability; Mental illness; single father; death of a mother; lesbian; lesbian teenager; limp; cane user; adult with a mental illness
Rainbow List, 2009 Young Adult Fiction
band; car accident; guilt; blame; popularity; outcast; romance; eccentric; homophobia
McMahon, Jennifer, "My Tiki Girl" (2008). Diverse Families. 1952.