Winner of the Willa Cather Award for Best Young Adult Novel
“admirably evokes the dusty, gritty aura of Depression-era Colorado” – Publisher’s Weekly
“Taylor nails small-town agrarian Dust Bowl life in the ’30s.” – School Library Journal
Set during the Depression, CISSY FUNK is the story of a 14 year-old girl who finds herself torn between her mother and aunt. It is a story of secrets and lies, Jeanette McDonald movies and grape Ne-Hi’s – and ultimately, a story about love.