Where the Watermelons Grow

Title

Where the Watermelons Grow

Authors

Cindy Baldwin

Publisher

Harper

Publication Year

2018

ISBN

9780062665867

Pages

245 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

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.

Grade Level

3-5; 6-8

Lexile Measure

1020L

Diversity Topics

Health & Disability; Mental illness; schizophrenia

Main Character

female child

Race/Ethnicities

Undetermined

Awards

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

Keywords

family; struggle; hope; farm; parents; drought; sisters; magic; bees; bee keeper

Diversity Impact

direct

Where the Watermelons Grow

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