Browse Books by Year

prisons

THE WARDEN'S DAUGHTER

Silhouette in birdcage
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Spinelli
Author's First Name: 
Jerry
Publisher: 
Penguin (Knopf/ Random House)
Publication Month: 
Jan
Publication Date: 
2017
2017 Nomination (not yet selected): 
Cammie O'Reilly, the warden's motherless, angry daughter, looks back at the summer of her 13th birthday, the summer she spent trying to turn silent, distant Eloda, the trustee working as "Cammie-keeper,"into a mother figure. Set in the Two Mills, PA 1950s of the author's childhood, this is a moving coming-of-age novel with background issues of race and incarceration. (K. Isaacs. 10-14)

All Rise for the Honorable Perry T. Cook

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Connor
Author's First Name: 
Leslie
Publisher: 
HarperCollins
Publication Month: 
March
Publication Date: 
2016
2017 Nomination (not yet selected): 
Perry has grown up in a minimum security prison with his mother and a family of inmates. It’s been a warm and loving experience, although he is aware of how different his “family” is from those on the outside. Then assistant district attorney learns of this unusual arrangement and arranges for him to be placed in foster care. Perry feels like a fish out of water and struggles to adjust to a new world while desperately missing his mother. Add in a class project, bullies at school and a very important parole hearing and Perry will have to work hard to rise to the top.
Syndicate content