Between Mom and Jo
Nick has a three-legged dog named Lucky, some pet fish, and two moms who think he's the greatest kid ever. And he happens to think he has the greatest Moms ever, but everything changes when his birth mom and her wife, Jo, start to have marital problems. Suddenly, Nick is in the middle, and instead of having two Moms to turn to for advice, he has no one.
Family Relationships; LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Disability and Health; Separation; Gay/Lesbian; Physical disability; Illness; Addiction; separated parents; lesbian; lesbian adults; lesbian mothers; same-sex relationship; dog with a missing leg; breast cancer; alcoholism
separated two mothers
James Cook Book Award: Celebrating Diversity in Teen Literature, 2007, Honorable Book
Lambda Literary Award, 2006, Winner, Children's (Young Adult)
Cybils Awards, 2006, Nominee, Young Adult Fiction
Thumbs Up! Award, 2007, Nominee
harassment; discrimination; flashbacks; bullying; animal rescue; hostility at school; memories
Peters, Julie Anne, "Between Mom and Jo" (2006). Diverse Families. 1972.