Trudy's having a hard time at school: math class isn't going so well, and her best friend—the one she pinky-swore she would always be friends with—has found a new group to hang out with. To top things off, her parents are old—really old—and while she loves them with all her heart, she dislikes it when other people mistake them for her grandparents.

Trudy's Pop starts acting strangely, and Trudy and her Ma can't figure out what the problem is. When he forgets to pick Trudy up from school and starts to put groceries away in the wrong place, they decide to take him to the doctor. Once Trudy's Pop has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's, Trudy and her mother are faced with some tough decisions.

First time children’s author Jessica Lee Anderson captures one young girl’s transition into middle school—and her growing awareness of changes in her life.

Praise for TRUDY

Milkweed Prize for Children's Literature

IRA Children's Book Award Notables

"[TRUDY] offers a matter-of-fact, yet unique look at one family's changing dynamics." —School Library Journal

"By portraying Trudy's relationship with her aging and ill father, author Jessica Lee Anderson offers a tender and interesting twist on the traditional awkward-middle-school experience..." --Children's Literature


# ISBN-13: 978-1571316608 (hardcover)
# ISBN-13: 978-1571316592 (paperback)

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