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My Louisiana Sky

My Louisiana Sky

by Kimberly Willis Holt
Tiger Ann Parker wants nothing more than to get out of the rural town of Saitter, Louisiana - far away from her mentally disabled mother, her "slow" father who can't read an electric bill, and her classmates who taunt her. So when Aunt Dorie Kay asks Tiger to spend the summer with her in Baton Rouge, Tiger can't wait to go. But before she leaves, the sudden revelation of a dark family secret prompts Tiger to make a decision that will ultimately change her life. Set in the South in the late 1950s, this coming-of-age novel explores a twelve-year-old girl's struggle to accept her grandmother's death, her mentally deficient parents, and the changing world around her. It is a novel filled with beautiful language and unforgettable characters, and the importance of family and home.
Ages
10, 11, 12, 13
Interest Level
Grades 5 - 8
Grade Level Equivalent
5.9
Lexile Measure
770L
Guided Reading
NR
Publisher
Tandem Library
Number of Pages
200
Genre
Drama, Historical Fiction

About the Author

Contributor Image Alt Tag Kimberly Willis Holt Children's book author Kimberly Willis Holt is the author of Dancing in Cadillac Light, Keeper of the Night, and My Louisiana Sky, among other titles.

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