Fanso and Granny-Flo by James Berry

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Fanso and Granny-Flo Summary

(Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults)

"Fanso and Granny-Flo" depicts the life of an impoverished youngster in Jamaica. Fanso lives with his grandmother and helps her with household chores and efforts to make money, especially with the production of coconut oil that Granny Flo call sell. Fanso, since his birth, has lived with his grandmother while his mother has worked away from home as a cleaning woman; she can only visit her son and mother occasionally. Now thirteen years old, Fanso is beginning to have serious questions about his life and why it is the way it is. He is particularly curious about his father, a mystery man whom Granny Flo does not wish to discuss. When Fanso's father appears at Fanso and Granny Flo's home, Fanso's life collapses around him.