Lunch Box Dream
Farrar Straus Giroux
Told from multiple points of view, a white family on a 1959 road trip between Ohio and Florida, visiting Civil War battlefields along the way, crosses paths with a black family near Atlanta, where one of their children has gone missing.
Racial Diversity; Race discrimination; racism; segregation
Black (African American) / White
mother and father
Cybils Awards, 2011, Nominee, Fiction Middle Grade
Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 2012
automobile travel; Civil War history; family life; missing children; race relations; Southern states; historical sites
Abbott, Tony, "Lunch Box Dream" (2011). Diverse Families. 601.