Marked by Fire

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Marked by Fire
Author Joyce Carol Thomas
Country United States
Language English
Genre Children's novel
Publication date
January 1, 1982
Media type Print

Marked by Fire (1982) is a novel by Joyce Carol Thomas. Thomas and Paula Fox (A Place Apart) shared the 1983 National Book Award for Children's Books in category Fiction, Paperback.[1][a]

The story follows the life of Abyssinia "Abby" Jackson, whose home in Oklahoma is destroyed by a tornado and fire. whose fathers name was strong and mother, patience.


  1. ^ From 1980 to 1983 in National Book Award history there were dual awards for hardcover and paperback books in many categories. Almost all of the paperback award-winners were reprints but Marked by Fire was original in 1982.