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What Momma Left Me

Title

What Momma Left Me

Authors

Renee Watson

Publisher

Bloomsbury

Publication Year

2010

ISBN

9781599904467

Pages

224 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

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.

Grade Level

3-5, 6-8

Topic

Family Relationships; Family member death; Legal guardianship; death of a mother; grandparents raising grandchildren

Main Character

girl

Race/Ethnicities

African American

Family Formation

multi-generational

LGBTQ+

none

Awards

Best Children's Books of the Year, 2011
Choices, 2011
50 Books about Grief and Loss, 2011
Alabama Camellia Children's Choice Award, 2011-2012, Nominee

Keywords

bereavement; orphans; baking; murder; school; church

Diversity Impact

direct

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