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A Solitary Blue

Title

A Solitary Blue

Authors

Cynthia Voigt

Publisher

Atheneum Books for Young Readers

Pages

189 pages

Publication Year

1983

ISBN

9780689310089

Genre

realism

Topic

Family Relationships; Divorce; Abandonment; divorced parents; abandoned by mother

Annotation

Jeff's mother, who deserted the family years before, reenters his life and widens the gap between Jeff and his father, a gap that only truth, love, and friendship can heal.

Grade Level

6-8; 9-12

Family Formation

single father

Main Character

boy

Diversity Impact

direct

Race/Ethnicities

White

Awards

YALSA Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults, 2005; Best Books for Young Adults, 1983; Middle And Junior High School Library Catalog, Eighth Edition, 2000; Middle and Junior High School Library Catalog, Ninth Edition, 2005; Young Adults' Choices, 1987; Maud Hart Lovelace Book Award, 1986-1987; Nominee; Young Hoosier Book Award, 1985; Nominee; John Newbery Medal, 1984, Honor Book, Grade 7 up; Phoenix Award, 2003, Honor Book

Keywords

father and son; school; falling behind; mother and boyfriend; guitar; remote island

Item Type

Fiction

Format

chapter book

A Solitary Blue

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