My Louisiana Sky, Volume 1

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Macmillan, May 15, 1998 - Juvenile Fiction - 200 pages
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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 sp 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.

My Louisiana Sky is a 1998 Boston Globe - Horn Book Award Honor Book for Fiction.

 

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User Review  - Cheryl_in_CC_NV - LibraryThing

Terrific to have a setting, characters, and theme different than anything I've read before. The storyline wasn't all that different, though, which was good, because otherwise the book would have wound ... Read full review

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User Review  - Kate_Schulte078 - LibraryThing

This book would be good to use when talking about disabilities and how people are all the same. I think students will like this book because they can relate to the main character and her struggle with her parents. Read full review

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Contents

Chapter one
3
Chapter two
14
Chapter three
28
Chapter four
36
Chapter five
50
Chapter six
60
Chapter seven
67
Chapter eight
73
Chapter twelve
112
Chapter thirteen
119
Chapter fourteen
133
Chapter fifteen
143
Chapter sixteen
155
Chapter seventeen
168
Chapter eighteen
173
Chapter nineteen
186

Chapter nine
83
Chapter ten
98
Chapter eleven
105
Chapter twenty
193
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About the author (1998)

Kimberly Willis Holt is the author of the many award-winning novels for young adults and children, including The Water Seeker, Keeper of the Night, and When Zachary Beaver Came to Town, winner of a National Book Award for Young People's Literature. She is also the author of the bestselling Piper Reed series of chapter books, and picture books including Waiting for Gregory and Skinny Brown Dog. Holt was born in Pensacola, Florida, and lived all over the U.S. and the world--from Paris to Norfolk to Guam to New Orleans. She long dreamed of being a writer, but first worked as a radio news director, marketed a water park, and was an interior decorator, among other jobs. She lives in West Texas with her family.