Everything you need to understand or teach A Taste of Daylight by Crystal Thrasher.
A Taste of Daylight is the last of four books about Seely Robinson, who has grown from a twelve-year-old girl living in the hills of Greene County, Indiana, in The Dark Didn't Catch Me to a teen-ager in her senior year of high school in Bedford in A Taste of Daylight.
Seely's mom has faced many difficult situations: the move to Greene County to wait out the Depression, the death of a son, leaving her oldest daughter behind to finish high school, and then the death of her husband. Faced with the need to support Seely and her younger brother Robert, she moves the family to Bedford, a small city in southern Indiana where she bakes pies in the hotel kitchen.Life is different in the city.
Seely and Robert can walk to school, there are neighbors, and wonder of wonders, a Salvation Army Store where...