Alcoholic Mother

    No Kidding, by Bruce Brooks. (1989)
    In his twenty-first century society, fourteen-year-old Sam is allowed
    to decide the fate of his family after his mother is released from an
    alcohol rehabilitation center. (CIP)

    Harley, Like a Person by Cat Bauer (2000)
    Fourteen-year-old Harley, an artistic teenager living with her
    alcoholic father and angry mother, suspects that she is adopted and
    begins a search for her biological parents. Parent and child.
    Alcoholism. Adoption. (CIP)

    Rules of the Road by Joan Bauer (1998)
    Sixteen-year-old Jenna gets a job driving the elderly owner of a chain
    of successful shoe stores from Chicago to Texas to confront the son who
    is trying to force her to retire, and along the way Jenna hones her
    talents as a saleswoman and finds the strength to face her alcoholic
    father. Automobile driving. Alcoholism. Retail stores. Old age. Texas.

    Up Country, by Alden R. Carter (1989)
    When his mother's drinking problem causes him to spend several months
    with country relatives in upstate Wisconsin, sixteen-year-old Carl
    begins to build a new life for himself, only to see it threatened by a
    serious mistake from his painful past. Family problems. Country life.
    Alcoholism. Wisconsin. (CIP)

    Cages of Glass, Flowers of Time by Charlotte Culin (1979)
    Fourteen-year-old Claire, a victim of child abuse, gradually finds love
    in the world with the help of two unlikely friends. Child abuse. (CIP)

    Born Blue by Han Nolan (2001)
    Janie was four years old when she nearly drowned due to her mothers
    neglect. Through an unhappy foster home experience, and years of feeling
    that she is unwanted, she keeps alive her dream of someday being a
    famous singer. Abandoned children. Singers. Mothers and daughters.

    A Door Near Here by Heather Quarles (1998)
    Four siblings struggle to maintain a seminormal home life when their
    single mother's alcoholism becomes debilitating. Divorce. Mothers.
    Brothers and sisters. Alcoholism. Alcoholics. Family problems. (CIP)

    Hannah In Between by Colby Rodowsky (1994)
    As she starts seventh grade, twelve-year-old Hannah can no longer
    ignore her mother's increasingly erratic behavior caused by drinking.
    Family problems. Mothers and daughters. Alcoholism. (CIP)

    Hero by S. L. Rottman (1997)
    After years of abuse from his mother and neglect from his father,
    ninth-grader Sean Parker is headed for trouble until he is sent to do
    community service at a farm owned by an old man who teaches Sean that he
    can take control of his own life. Horses. Child abuse. Conduct of life.

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