In 1851 Olive Oatman was a thirteen-year old pioneer traveling west toward Zion, with her Mormon family. Within a decade, she was a white Indian with a chin tattoo, caught between cultures. The Blue Tattoo tells the harrowing story of this forgotten heroine of frontier America. Orphaned when her family was brutally killed by Yavapai Indians, Oatman lived as a slave to her captors for a year before being traded to the Mohave, who tattooed her face and raised her as their own.
Replace the alcoholic father with a workoholic father, and the mother is kind of the same but also the one who syphoned away money to god knows where... this was pretty much my childhood too. The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls. Incredible memoir of an unorthodox childhood. Jeannette Walls grew up with parents whose ideals and stubborn nonconformity were both their curse and their salvation.
And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini. Available on May 21, 2013. Pre-order this eBook on #Kobo: http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/And-the-Mountains-Echoed/book-X8ZVRa_1sEKR2UGY9xRebw/page1.html *Add to Kobo wishlist!
The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom is a Historical Fiction book set in the early 1800′s. It’s about slavery, family, kindness and love. It also portrays the difficulties that faced black slaves when owned by corrupt white men.