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.
"In this "unusually auspicious debut," a girl living in a small Louisiana town in 1957 must choose whether to care for her mentally slow parents or to move in with a glamorous aunt in Baton Rouge. The author presents and handles a sticky dilemma with remarkable grace." -- Publisher's Weekly
Your momma may have a simple mind, Tiger, but her love is simple too. It flows from her like a quick, easy river.
Tiger Ann Parker wants nothing more than to get out of the rural town of Saitter, Louisiana--far away from her mentally disabled mother, her "slow" father, and her classmates who tease her relentlessly. When her grandmother dies, Aunt Dorie Kay asks Tiger to live with her in Baton Rouge. Tiger finally has a way out; she can't wait to go. But she's finding that leaving her parents and the only home she's ever known--changing her entire life--isn't going to be that easy.
|Recommended Age||10 - 14|
|Author||Kimberly Willis Holt|
|Publication Date||Jan 11, 2000|