My Louisiana Sky

By Kimberly Willis Holt
Read by Judith Ivey

3.99 Hours 01/12/2010 unabridged
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    ISBN: 9780307737960

Tiger Ann Parker is smart in school and good at baseball, but she's forever teased about her family by the girls in class. Tiger Ann knows her folks are different from others in their small town of Saitter, Louisiana. They are mentally slow, and Tiger Ann keeps her pain and embarrassment hidden as long as her strong and smart Granny runs the household. Then Granny dies suddenly and Aunt Dorie Kay arrives, offering Tiger Ann a way out. Now Tiger Ann must make the most important decision of her life. From the Trade Paperback edition.

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Summary

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A 1998 Boston Globe-Horn Book Award Honor Book

Tiger Ann Parker is smart in school and good at baseball, but she's forever teased about her family by the girls in class. Tiger Ann knows her folks are different from others in their small town of Saitter, Louisiana. They are mentally slow, and Tiger Ann keeps her pain and embarrassment hidden as long as her strong and smart Granny runs the household. Then Granny dies suddenly and Aunt Dorie Kay arrives, offering Tiger Ann a way out. Now Tiger Ann must make the most important decision of her life.


From the Trade Paperback edition.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Tiger has a distinctive voice, and her subtle observations include an increasing awareness of those marginalized by difference of class, race, and intelligence. The Bulletin, Recommended
Holt . . . eases the action along with a low-key, unpretentious plot . . . uncannily credible characters. The Horn Book Magazine, Starred
Making an unusually auspicious debut, Holt offers a unique coming-of-age tale . . . readers . . . will admire [Tiger's] courage, loyalty and love for her parents. Publisher Weekly, Starred

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Author Bio: Kimberly Willis Holt

Kimberly Willis Holt is the author of the Piper Reed series and several award-winning novels, including Part of Me, Keeper of the Night, My Louisiana Sky, and When Zachary Beaver Came to Town, which received the National Book Award for Young People’s Literature. A former Navy brat, she lived all over the world as a child, and now resides in West Texas with her family.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 3.99
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English