My Louisiana Sky (Paperback)
Yearling, 9780440415701, 208pp.
Publication Date: January 11, 2000
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.
Praise For My Louisiana Sky…
"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