A National Book Award Finalist
A Michael J. Printz Medal Award-Winning Author
When Frankie's mother died and her father left her and her siblings at an orphanage in Chicago, it was supposed to be only temporary. That's why Frankie's not prepared for the day that he arrives for his weekend visit with a new woman on his arm and out-of-state train tickets in his pocket. Now Frankie and her sister, Toni, are abandoned alongside so many other orphans. And as the embers of the Great Depression are kindled into the fires of World War II, it will be up to Frankie to find something worth holding on to in the ruins of this shattered America - every minute of every day spent wondering if the life she's able to carve out will be enough.
Age Range: 14- | Grade Level: 9- | Lexile Measure: NA