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

Diversity Topics

Family Relationships; Racial Diversity; Foster care; Kinship care; Family member death; Poverty; Biracial; foster children; foster teenager; foster home; foster family; sister raising siblings; death of a mother; death of a father; impoverished family; biracial teenager

Main Character

female teenager

Race/Ethnicities

Black / White

Family Formation

sister as a mother; foster mother and father

Awards

YALSA Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults, 2002 Relationships: Friends and Families

Keywords

family abuse; sisters; abandoned; suicide; Mississippi; social services; dating; secrets

Diversity Impact

direct

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