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By Vaunda Michaeux Nelson
Publisher Putnam Juvenile
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After the death of her father, twelveyearold Mary Sheppy Shepherd struggles to cope with her grief, a lack of money, and her new job acting as a companion to a white woman with a broken leg, until she discovers new friendships and the poems her father has left behind.

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34719 words34,719 words
179 pages179 pages
Lexile 540LLexile 540L
Grade 3 to 7Grade 3 to 7
Age 8-12Age 8-12
Published 1995Published 1995

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