DIVerse Families
 
Deena Misses Her Mom

Title

Deena Misses Her Mom

Illustrator

Leslie Jindalay Pyo

Publisher

Shout Mouse Press, Inc.

Publication Year

2017

ISBN

9781945434075

Pages

42 pages

Genre

realism

Format

picture book

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Lately, Deena has been getting angry. A lot. She acts out in school and keeps getting in trouble. Everyone is surprised because she used to be very calm, but that was before her mother went to jail. Her dad, her grandma, and her best friend Josey all do their best to help her out, but Deena doesn’t want to talk about it. Will a day at the carnival with her Dad help her open up?

Grade Level

K-3

Diversity Topics

Family Relationships; Incarceration; mother in prison

Main Character

female child

Race/Ethnicities

Black

Family Formation

mother, father, and grandmother

Keywords

anger; friendship; carnival; elementary school; crying; broken pencils; feelings

Diversity Impact

direct

Deena Misses Her Mom


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