When twelve-year-old Gabe tries to hide his uncle's death from the local authorities, he is not prepared for what happens when this secret is discovered.
Family Relationships; Family member death; Foster care; Legal guardianship; death of an uncle; foster child; raising nephew
uncle foster family
Rebecca Caudill Young Readers' Book Award, 2011
Nominee Sunshine State Young Reader's Award, 2010-2011
Nominee Young Hoosier Book Award, 2009-2010
uncle; Vietnam; Vietnam War; police; social worker; teachers
Shafer, Audrey, "The Mailbox" (2006). Diverse Families. 641.