The Year the Swallows Came Early
After her father is sent to jail, eleven-year-old Groovy Robinson must decide if she can forgive the failings of someone she loves.
Family Relationships; Incarceration; father in prison
mother and father
Best Children's Books of the Year, 2010
Booklist Top 10 First Novels for Youth, 2009
Children's Catalog Supplement to Nineteenth Edition, 2009
Beehive Book Award, 2011
Georgia Children's Book Award, 2010-2011
Massachusetts Children's Book Award, 2011-2012
child of prisoner; cooking; friendship; life; innocence; acceptance
Fitzmaurice, Kathryn, "The Year the Swallows Came Early" (2011). Diverse Families. 941.