Like Sisters on the Homefront

Like Sisters on the Homefront

Downloadable Audiobook | Unabridged.
Rate this:
Rita Williams-Garcia's masterful and bold Coretta Scott King Honor Book is just as fresh, funny, and powerfully relevant today as when it was first published. It is now being reissued with a beautiful, contemporary new cover! When fourteen-year-old Gayle gets in trouble with a boy—again—her mother doesn't give her a choice: Gayle is getting sent away from New York to her family down South, along with her baby, José. In a small town in Georgia, there is nowhere to go but church, nothing to do but chores, and no friends except her goody-goody, big-boned, kneesock-wearing cousin, Cookie. Gayle is stuck cleaning up after Great, the old family matriarch who stays upstairs in her bed. But the more she spends time with Cookie and Great, Gayle learns about her family's history and secrets, stretching all the way back through the preachers and ancestors of the past. And slowly, the stories of her roots begin to change how Gayle sees her future. Rediscover this novel by a master storyteller and Newbery Honor-winning author, about one girl's discovery of her own African American family history—and her own place within it.
Edition: Unabridged.
ISBN: 9780062997142
Characteristics: 1 online resource (5 audio files) : digital
audio file
Additional Contributors: Abbott-Pratt, Joniece

Related Resources


From Library Staff

After some trouble with her boyfriend, Gayle must move with her baby, Jose, to live with her Uncle Luther and his family in the South .  It is a pretty slow-paced place with no distractions for a street savvy 14-year old, until Gayle meets the family matriarch who shares the history of the family... Read More »

From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment

There are no comments for this title yet.


Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Subject Headings


Find it at KCLibrary

To Top