Claiming Georgia Tate
 

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Claiming Georgia Tate

author: Gigi Amateau

Twelve-year-old Georgia Tate wishes she could stay home in Mississippi forever with her preacher granddaddy and her best friend Ginger. After losing her nana to a heart attack, she desperately wishes she could tell her granddaddy why she canít possibly move in with Daddy ó about the things he does that make her feel so ashamed. With a vivid narrative voice, Gigi Amateau tells an unflinching tale of a sensitive girl caught in the trauma of incestuous abuse. But it is also a story of survival ó an ode to the solace of family, the mercy of strangers, and the possibility of hope and healing.

"Itís rare and exciting to discover a talented new writer like Gigi Amateau." ó Judy Blume
suggested retail price (U.S./CAN):
$7.99 / $9.00
isbn-10/isbn-13:
0763683221 /  9780763683221
on sale date:
05/2011
type/format:
Young Adult Novel / EBook
age range:
14 yrs and up
# of pages/size:
208 / N/A
grade range:
Grade 9 and up
 
subjects:
Social Issues; Alternative Family; Mexico; Dating & Sex;
author’s comments:
Gigi Amateau says that she was first "introduced" to the character of Georgia Tate in the summer of 1996. "While writing her story over the next six years, I came to know her well and found we have a lot in common," she says. "We're both from Mississippi. We both love catfish, watermelon, and rainy days, and our granddaddies saved our lives ó mine when I was fifteen and in a lot of trouble and hers when she was twelve and far away from home. Georgia Tate has taught me so much about hope, family, and claiming the life that is yours."
 
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