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 (first published January 1, 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.