Girl Out of Water
When her aunt gets into a car accident, Anise is forced to leave her friends and surfing behind to spend the summer in Nebraska to help care for her cousins, and by doing so, forms familial bonds and new friendships that challenge her feelings of abandonment by her mother.
Family Relationships; Disability and Health; Single parent; Kinship care; Physical disability; single father; single mother; cousin looking after cousins; injury; crushed legs; wheelchair user
surfing; skateboarding; Nebraska; summer; California; abandoned by mother; friendship; car accident; aunt; hospital
Silverman, Laura, "Girl Out of Water" (2017). Diverse Families. 1979.