||Pieces of Georgia
written by Jen Bryant
Knopf Books for Young Readers, 2006
ISBN 978-0375832598 (hardcover)
ISBN 978-0440420552 (paperback)
Like her mother, Georgia McCoy is an artist, but her dad looks away whenever he sees her with a sketchbook. Sometimes it’s hard to remember what it was like when her mother was still alive … when they were a family … when they were happy. But then a few days after her 13th birthday, Georgia receives an unexpected gift—a strange, formal letter, all typed up and signed anonymously—granting her free admission to the Brandywine River Museum for a whole year. And things begin to change.
An accessible novel in poems, Pieces of Georgia offers an endearing protagonist—an aspiring artist, a grieving daughter, a struggling student, a genuine friend—and the poignant story of a broken family coming together.
Awards and Honors
Book Sense 76 Summer 2006 List
Iowa Children’s Choice Award list 2008-2009
IRA Young Adult Choices List 2008
Notable Trade Books for Social Studies, 2006
Publishers Weekly, starred review
Texas Lone Star Reading list 2008
Utah Beehive Award List 2008
VOYA Top Shelf Pick for Middle Grades, 2006
Available for download from the Random House Kids website.