Deena Misses Her Mom
Leslie Jindalay Pyo
Shout Mouse Press, Inc.
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?
Family Relationships; Incarceration; mother in prison
mother, father, and grandmother
anger; friendship; carnival; elementary school; crying; broken pencils; feelings
Haynesworth, Jonae; Holmes, Jesse; Jones, Layonnie; and Ruffin, Kahliya, "Deena Misses Her Mom" (2017). Diverse Families. 1974.