DIVerse Families
 
A Place to Call Home

Title

A Place to Call Home

Publisher

Aladdin Paperbacks

Publication Year

1997

ISBN

9780689813955

Pages

250 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Biracial Anna, 15, is a strong character in search of love & roots following sexual abuse & rejection from her own family. Caring for her two younger siblings after their unreliable mother abandons them, fifteen-year-old Anna discovers the difficulties of trying to be a parent.

Grade Level

6-8, 9-12

Topic

Family Relationships; Single parent; Legal guardianship; Family violence; Family member death; single sister; sister raising siblings; abusive mother; abusive father; death of a mother

Main Character

girl

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

sister as a mother

LGBTQ+

none

Awards

YALSA Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults, 2002
Middle And Junior High School Library Catalog, Eighth Edition, 2000
Notable Children's Books, 1996
YALSA Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults, 2002
Young Adults' Choices, 1997
Colorado Blue Spruce Young Adult Book Award, 1999 Nominee
South Carolina Junior Book Award, 1998 Nominee

Keywords

family abuse; sisters; abandoned; mother; children; suicide

Diversity Impact

direct

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