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What Momma Left Me

Title

What Momma Left Me

Authors

Renée 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

Diversity Topics

Family Relationships; Family member death; Family violence; Legal guardianship; death of a mother; abusive father; abused mother; physical abuse; sexual abuse; grandparents raising grandchildren

Main Character

female teenager

Race/Ethnicities

Black (African American)

Family Formation

grandmother and grandfather

Awards

Best Children's Books of the Year, 2011 Twelve to Fourteen
Choices, 2011 Children's Fiction

Keywords

bereavement; orphans; baking; murder; school; church; secrets; crime; crisis of faith

Diversity Impact

direct

What Momma Left Me


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