If only her Pop would work in his garden again or dance with her in the living room like he used to!
A parent’s illness is lots to handle for kids and teens, Trudy included.
How have you dealt with family changes and school changes at the same time?
My book talk: Lockers, changing classes, tests with not-so-good grades – middle school isn’t fun for Trudy, especially when her elderly father starts acting odd and best friend Ashley gets popular.
Born when Ma was 53, Trudy now has to correct people who think her grandparents are raising her in their small Austin home.
Math is easier when Roshanda explains it, and the sixth graders quickly become friends – so great to laugh together!
Pop is just digging in his garden now, not planting, and he’s tired all the time – so strange.
Jerome is really cute, and being partnered for a class project will be perfect for Trudy, right?
Canned goods in the bathroom, calling their car a train…it’s Alzheimer’s, says the doctor – what will Pops do next?
This fall semester is more eventful than Trudy ever dreamed.