DIVerse Families
 
What Hearts

Title

What Hearts

Authors

Bruce Brooks

Publisher

HarperCollins Publishers

Pages

194 pages

Publication Year

1992

ISBN

9780060211318

Genre

realism

Topic

Family Relationships; Divorce; Step parent; Separation; divorced parents; step father; separated parents

Annotation

After his mother divorces his father and remarries, Asa's sharp intellect and capacity for forgiveness help him deal with the instabilities of his new world.

Grade Level

6-8; 9-12

Family Formation

divorced parents

Main Character

boy

Diversity Impact

direct

Race/Ethnicities

White

Awards

Books for You: An Annotated Booklist for Senior High, Thirteenth Edition, 1997; Not Just for Children Anymore, 2000; YALSA Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults, 2005; Adventuring with Books: A Booklist for PreK-Grade 6, Tenth Edition, 1993; Horn Book Fanfare, 1992; Kirkus Book Review Stars, 1992; Notable Children's Books, 1993; School Library Journal: Best Books for Young Adults, 1992; Teachers' Choices, 1993; YALSA Best Books for Young Adults, 1993; Pennsylvania Young Readers' Choice Award, 1996-1997; Nominee; The de Grummond Children's Literature Collection; John Newbery Medal, 1993, Honor Book

Keywords

baseball; poetry; moving; new school; remarriage; love; depression; friendship

Item Type

Fiction

Format

novel

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