It is a story, told well and accurately, that summons up both tears and outrage.—Walter Dean Myers
BACK HOME is the story of 13-year-old Rachel Ann Brownie Browning, whose family faces a tragic loss. Her father has just returned from the war in Iraq. He has suffered a traumatic brain injury—and is no longer the father she knew.
Kellers powerful and affecting novel explores important territory—the challenges faced by families of returning soldiers across America, many thousands of whom have suffered traumatic brain injuries. BACK HOME is one of the first childrens books to explore this emotionally fraught territory.