Where the Watermelons Grow
Twelve-year-old Della Kelly of Maryville, North Carolina, tries to come to terms with her mother's mental illness while her father struggles to save the farm from a record-breaking drought.
Health & Disability; Mental illness; schizophrenia
Association for Mormon Letters Awards, 2018, Finalist, Middle Grade Novels
Cybils Awards, 2018, Nominee, Middle Grade Fiction
Oregon Spirit Book Award, 2018, Honorable Book, Middle Reader
family; struggle; hope; farm; parents; drought; sisters; magic; bees; bee keeper
Baldwin, Cindy, "Where the Watermelons Grow" (2018). Diverse Families. 2258.