Escaping Tornado Season: A Story in Poems
novel in verse
Poems describe how thirteen-year-old Allie, living with her grandparents in a small Minnesota town in the 1960s, struggles to cope with her father's recent death, being abandoned by her mother, and trying to fit in at school.
Family Relationships; Racial Diversity; Family member death; Legal guardianship; Kinship care; Interracial; Race discrimination; death of a father; death of a brother; grandparents raising grandchild; interracial friendship; racism; prejudice
Native American / White
grandmother and grandfather
Southern California Booksellers Association Book Award, 2004, Nominee, Children's Book
grief; grandparents; death; Nebraska; Minnesota; twins; 1960s; abandonment; writing
Williams, Julie, "Escaping Tornado Season: A Story in Poems" (2004). Diverse Families. 684.