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What Momma Left Me

Watson, Renee (Book - 2010)
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After the death of their mother, thirteen-year-old Serenity Evans and her younger brother go to live with their grandparents, who try to keep them safe from bad influences and help them come to terms with what has happened to their family.
Authors: Watson, Renee
Title: What Momma left me
Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury, 2010
Edition: 1st U.S. ed
Characteristics: 224 p. ;,21 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Renée Watson
Summary: After the death of their mother, thirteen-year-old Serenity Evans and her younger brother go to live with their grandparents, who try to keep them safe from bad influences and help them come to terms with what has happened to their family.
ISBN: 1599904462
9781599904467
Branch Call Number: y WATSON 2010
Subject Headings: African Americans Juvenile fiction Orphans Juvenile fiction Christian life Juvenile fiction Grandparents Juvenile fiction Dysfunctional families Juvenile fiction Grief Juvenile fiction
Topical Term: African Americans
Orphans
Christian life
Grandparents
Dysfunctional families
Grief
LCCN: 2009018263
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After the death of their mother, thirteen-year-old Serenity Evans and her younger brother go to live with their grandparents, who try to keep them safe from bad influences and help them come to terms with what has happened to their family.

After the death of their mother, thirteen-year-old Serenity Evans and her younger brother go to live with their grandparents in Portland, who try to keep them safe from bad influences and help them come to terms with the violence that has upset their family. RL3.9


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Jul 22, 2012
  • loveneverlies1 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Gr 5–8—When Serenity's mother is killed and her father disappears, the girl and her brother, Danny, move in with their grandmother and grandfather, who is the pastor at the Restoration Baptist Church. While dealing with her tumultuous loss, Serenity learns the importance of making wise choices at the same moment her brother begins falling in with the wrong crowd. Starting fresh at a new school holds promising beginnings for Serenity when she makes a new friend and becomes involved with the youth ministry at her grandfather's church. Religion and faith play a large part in their lives. Serenity Evans is a strong African-American character who will resonate with girls who are facing transitions of their own, large or small. Danny's friend's murder near the end of the book creates a disjointed finish to an otherwise well-written novel, but does not detract from the plot development. The overall message of staying true to one's self is strong and reassuring. This debut novel is an excellent choice for libraries serving urban populations, as well as those serving faith-based communiti

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Jul 22, 2012
  • loveneverlies1 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

After the death of their mother, thirteen-year-old Serenity Evans and her younger brother go to live with their grandparents, who try to keep them safe from bad influences and help them come to terms with what has happened to their family. Includes recipe for red velvet cake

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