What Momma Left Me
After the death of their mother, thirteen-year-old Serenity Evans and her younger brother go to live with their grandparents, who try to keep them safe from bad influences and help them come to terms with what has happened to their family. Includes recipe for red velvet cake.
Family Relationships; Family member death; Family violence; Legal guardianship; death of a mother; abusive father; abused mother; physical abuse; sexual abuse; grandparents raising grandchildren
Black (African American)
grandmother and grandfather
Best Children's Books of the Year, 2011 Twelve to Fourteen
Choices, 2011 Children's Fiction
bereavement; orphans; baking; murder; school; church; secrets; crime; crisis of faith
Watson, Renée, "What Momma Left Me" (2010). DIVerse Families. 815.