By: Kaye Gibbons
A book that teaches you to be thankful for what you have.
Do you think you would ever have to go through both of your parents dying and having to find a new home on your own?
"The life in this novel, the honesty of thought and eye and feeling and word!" -Eudora Welty
"Sometimes I even think I was cut out to be colored and I got bleached and sent to the wrong bunch of folks" (Gibbons 85).
The movie won the Young Artist Awards: Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a TV Movie/Pilot/Mini-Series.
This book won several awards including the Sue Kaufman Prize from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and a special citation from the Ernest Hemingway Foundation.