Grades 3 - 5
Grade level Equivalent: 4.4
Lexile® Measure: 630L
Guided Reading: R
- Character and Values
- Culture and Diversity
About This BookNothing makes Blessing happier than to sit, singing, with Monnie, her grandmother, beside her, making music on the fiddle. Blessing's mama died when she was two, and Monnie has looked after her ever since in their small house in the Tennessee mountains. But it's been a long time since Monnie has felt well, really well. Even working in her beloved garden is beyond her now, and the doctor says she isn't getting any better.
Blessing is only eleven, and she knows she's going to be on her own soon. The mountain people will help her, but how does she know whom to trust? And how will she go on without Monnie by her side?
From the author of "Mama, Let's Dance" comes a novel of heartbreak, remembering, and hope, set against the backdrop of the Second World War.