Our Gracie Aunt
Illustrated by Jon Muth
Johnson and his sister Beebee have to take care of themselves after their mother leaves. Then they’re moved to Aunt Gracie’s house and things start getting better.
Where it takes place:
In a city I do not name.
Where I wrote it:
In my house in Brooklyn and on Whidbey Island off the coast of Seattle, Washington.
Why I wrote it:
There are so many kids in foster care or living with relatives who are not their moms or dads. There are all kinds of families in the world and I wanted to write a book about this. What makes a family isn’t about who you live with but how much they love you.