An Inmates Daughter Jan Walker

ISBN: 9780971416192

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171 pages


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An Inmates Daughter  by  Jan  Walker

An Inmates Daughter by Jan Walker
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On the first day of summer vacation between seventh and eighth grade, Jenna MacDonald does the dumbest thing ever. She jumps from the McNeil Island boat dock into the water to save a little girl from drowning. McNeil Island is a prison in the middleMoreOn the first day of summer vacation between seventh and eighth grade, Jenna MacDonald does the dumbest thing ever.

She jumps from the McNeil Island boat dock into the water to save a little girl from drowning. McNeil Island is a prison in the middle of Puget Sound. Its where Jennas dad lives, and she is there with her mother, brother, and grandparents for a visit.Her dad was recently transferred to the island, and Jenna, her mother and brother transferred too, to live with Jennas grandparents.

Jenna has been trying to join The Snoops, her schools in-group. Theyre racially mixed. Shes part Native American. Though theyre really looking for an Hispanic, they are evaluating her.Jenna isnt permitted to tell her new friends that her dad is in prison. Its her mothers rule. Prison reflects on wives and children. Keeping the fact of prison secret becomes more difficult when the newspaper runs a story about a Good Samaritan rescue at the McNeil Island Corrections Center.

No names are mentioned, but Jennas mother is furious. Jenna stays out of her mothers way, and collects the news clippings about the incident. She writes in her journal about her wish to tell the truth.Just as Jenna is forming a friendship with one of The Snoops, another learns about her dad and prison by snooping in Jennas room.

The group leaders vote to exclude Jenna, but the forming friendship survives, and a new one begins when the former boyfriend of a Snoops leader reveals his real dad is in prison too.An Inmates Daughter is a fictional account of the reality faced by over 2 million American children with a parent in prison or jail. The children are doing time too.



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