Jasmyn Williams is shocked and angry when her mother, a member of the Army Reserve, is called up for service during the Persian Gulf War. While Jas comes to understand that her mother has to do her job, she wonders, should a mother have a job that might require abandoning her children?
“Jasmyn’s ready for her big seventh-grade season in basketball . . . when her home life bounces out of control . . . There’s an emotional impact here that will resound with other youngsters making sacrifices.” – The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books