Tyler Stoudt’s first assignment in sixth grade is to make a family tree. Tyler has no idea how she will complete the project. The only family she has is Papa. Determined to do her best, she begins to ask her father questions about their family. When he becomes angry, Tyler wonders if the truth is worth the hurt she is causing. But her need to know outweighs everything else, and she presses him for answers. The story he reveals to her is nothing she ever expected. A moving tale of one girl’s quest for her heritage, Family Tree beautifully illustrates the desire to understand one’s roots. Carine Montbertrand finds the perfect voice for Tyler as she struggles to make her family whole.