Me 'n McKee 'n Mama

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HISTORICAL FICTION RELIGIOUS YOUNG ADULT ACTION ADVENTURE COMEDY DRAMA FAMILY

1940s & '50s

Glenn Russell

Logline

Narrated by 11-year-old Willie, this is the story of seven siblings who are being raised by two alcoholic adults, one of whom is addicted to paregoric. Willie is the oldest child, riding a roller coaster of betrayal, pain, and confusion, as he tries to be the man of the house and take on the responsibilities his parents simply cannot. Complicating matters further is his uproarious younger brother, McKee, who seems to continually get into hilarious scrapes.

Genre

Historical Fiction, Religious, Young Adult, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family

Target Audiences

Age: 35-54

Target Gender: Universal

Setting

Mobile, Alabama, 1950's

Based on a True Story

No

Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Year Published: 2006

Starting Description

The story begins with a 4:00 A.M. inebriated foray by Mama with Willie, McKee, and the rest of the kids to an all-night laundromat, where McKee manages to "accidentally on purpose" throw Mama's plastic purse into a hot dryer, melting it and ruining the contents.

Ending Description

Story ends with the family in court. The judge has called a recess to deliberate the custody outcome, Willie says, "We mighta' had recess, but we didn't get to go out and play or nothin'....So here I sit in this room, waitin' on the decision of the judge."

Group Specific

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Hard Copy Available

No

ISBN

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Mature Audience Themes

Substance Abuse

Plot - Other Elements

Coming of Age, Meaningful Message, Philosophical Questions, Twist

Plot - Premise

Internal Journey/Rebirth

Main Character Details

Name: Willie is a boy who is fiecely loyal to his Mama, and loves both his parents, trying to do the things for them that they require, just trying to make peace.

Age: 11

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Romantic, Engaging, Heroic, Honorable, Modest, Perseverance, Selfless, Strong Moral Code, Empathetic, Flexible, Funny, Leader, Underdog, Faithful, Gracious, Naive, Obedient, Religious

Additional Character Details

Name: MCKee

Age: 7

Gender: Male

Role: Sidekick

Key Traits: Funny, Insecure, Naive, Adventurous, Charming, Crazy, Empathetic, Engaging

Additional Character Details

Name: Mama

Age: 34

Gender: Female

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Religious, Romantic, Engaging, Seductive, Perseverance, Unapologetic, Complex, Desperate, Empathetic, Insecure, Outspoken, Strong Moral Code, Beautiful, Charming, Underdog

Additional Character Details

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Logline

Narrated by 11-year-old Willie, this is the story of seven siblings who are being raised by two alcoholic adults, one of whom is addicted to paregoric. Willie is the oldest child, riding a roller coaster of betrayal, pain, and confusion, as he tries to be the man of the house and take on the responsibilities his parents simply cannot. Complicating matters further is his uproarious younger brother, McKee, who seems to continually get into hilarious scrapes.

Short Summary

The story begins with a 4:00 A.M. inebriated foray by Mama with Willie, McKee, and the rest of the kids to an all-night laundromat, where McKee manages to "accidentally on purpose" throw Mama's plastic purse into a hot dryer, melting it and ruining the contents.


Story ends with the family in court. The judge has called a recess to deliberate the custody outcome, Willie says, "We mighta' had recess, but we didn't get to go out and play or nothin'....So here I sit in this room, waitin' on the decision of the judge."

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About The Author

Core Theme

Internal Journey/Rebirth,

Characters

Main Character

Name: Willie is a boy who is fiecely loyal to his Mama, and loves both his parents, trying to do the things for them that they require, just trying to make peace.

Age: 11

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Romantic, Engaging, Heroic, Honorable, Modest, Perseverance, Selfless, Strong Moral Code, Empathetic, Flexible, Funny, Leader, Underdog, Faithful, Gracious, Naive, Obedient, Religious

Character 1

Name: MCKee

Age: 7

Gender: Male

Role: Sidekick

Key Traits: Funny, Insecure, Naive, Adventurous, Charming, Crazy, Empathetic, Engaging

Character 2

Name: Mama

Age: 34

Gender: Female

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Religious, Romantic, Engaging, Seductive, Perseverance, Unapologetic, Complex, Desperate, Empathetic, Insecure, Outspoken, Strong Moral Code, Beautiful, Charming, Underdog

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