Author(s): Kimberly Willis Holt
This award-winning novel is set in the South of the late 1950s, when a girl named Tiger Ann struggles with her feelings toward her stern but loving grandmother and her mentally slow parents. An ALA Best Book for Young Adults and a "Boston Globe-Horn Book" Honor Book.
"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
"Holt . . . eases the action along with a low-key, unpretentious plot . . . uncannily credible characters."--The Horn Book Magazine, Starred
"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