DIVerse Families
 
Still Life with Tornado

Title

Still Life with Tornado

Authors

A. S. King

Publisher

Dutton Books, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC

Publication Year

2016

ISBN

9781101994887

Pages

295 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

A talented 16-year-old artist slowly discovers the history of domestic violence behind why her brother left the family years earlier and why she suddenly cannot make art.

Grade Level

9-12

Diversity Topics

Family Relationships; Family violence; Divorce; physical abuse; emotional abuse; abusive father; divorced parents

Main Character

female child; female teenager; adult female

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

mother and father

Awards

Cybils Awards, 2016, Finalist, Young Adult (Speculative Fiction)
NAIBA Book of the Year Award, 2017, Winner, Children's Literature and Young Adult
Silver Inky, 2018, Short List
Best Audiobooks, 2016 Young Adults
Best Children's Books of the Year, 2017 Ages 14 and Older
Best Young Adult Books, 2016
Booklist Book Review Stars, 2016
Booklist Editors' Choice: Books for Youth, 2016 Fiction for Older Readers
Booklist Editors' Choice: Top of the List, 2016 Youth Fiction
Booklist Top 10 Arts Books for Youth, 2016
Capitol Choices: Noteworthy Books for Children and Teens, 2017 Ages (14 and Up)
New York Times Notable Children's Books, 2016 Young Adult
Publishers Weekly Best Children's Book, 2016 Young Adult
School Library Journal Best Books, 2016 Young Adult
YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults, 2017 Young Adult Fiction

Keywords

brother; parents fighting; art; vacation; denial; Philadelphia; memory; fractured personalities; truancy; emotional growth

Diversity Impact

direct

Still Life with Tornado


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