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The Resource Fish and grits, by Tina Smith-Brown

Fish and grits, by Tina Smith-Brown

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Fish and grits
Title
Fish and grits
Statement of responsibility
by Tina Smith-Brown
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Cataloging source
YQR
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Label
Fish and grits, by Tina Smith-Brown
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"Narrated in the voice of her younger sister, Fish and Grits chronicles the life of Kala Johnson, an African American girl who finds redemption from abuse by eating a forbidden meal. After the death of her father, fourteen-year-old Kala, an exceptional student who dreams about the future before it happens, takes on the responsibility of raising four younger siblings while struggling to survive the "concrete jungle" they call home. Kala, who will do anything to keep her family from suffering, comes up with a plan to keep them together amidst the challenges of poverty, government interference, and a drug addicted mother. When one of the eight-year-old twin boys begins to set deadly fires and is saved by their bank robbing neighbor, Kala finds in him a friend and confidante. Their lives continue to unravel after their mother is killed, but Aunt Charlie, their gay, ex-marine corps uncle, arrives just in time to rescue the family and to show Kala that true parental love really does exist."--P. [4] of cover
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
6ocm83256619
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
222 pages
Isbn
9781453709511
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Fish and grits, by Tina Smith-Brown
Publication
Note
"Narrated in the voice of her younger sister, Fish and Grits chronicles the life of Kala Johnson, an African American girl who finds redemption from abuse by eating a forbidden meal. After the death of her father, fourteen-year-old Kala, an exceptional student who dreams about the future before it happens, takes on the responsibility of raising four younger siblings while struggling to survive the "concrete jungle" they call home. Kala, who will do anything to keep her family from suffering, comes up with a plan to keep them together amidst the challenges of poverty, government interference, and a drug addicted mother. When one of the eight-year-old twin boys begins to set deadly fires and is saved by their bank robbing neighbor, Kala finds in him a friend and confidante. Their lives continue to unravel after their mother is killed, but Aunt Charlie, their gay, ex-marine corps uncle, arrives just in time to rescue the family and to show Kala that true parental love really does exist."--P. [4] of cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
6ocm83256619
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
222 pages
Isbn
9781453709511
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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