DIVerse Families
 
The Saturday Boy

Title

The Saturday Boy

Authors

David Fleming

Publisher

Penguin Young Readers Group

Pages

272 pages

Publication Year

2013

ISBN

9780670785513

Genre

realism

Topic

Family Relationships; Family member death; Military families; Single parent; father in the military; death of a father; grief; loss; family tragedy; single mother

Annotation

If there's one thing I've learned from comic books, it's that everybody has a weakness--something that can totally ruin their day without fail. For the wolfman it's a silver bullet. For Superman it's Kryptonite. For me it was a letter. With one letter, my dad was sent back to Afghanistan to fly Apache helicopters for the U.S. army. Now all I have are his letters. Ninety-one of them to be exact. I keep them in his old plastic lunchbox--the one with the cool black car on it that says Knight Rider

Grade Level

3-5

Family Formation

single mother

Main Character

girl

Diversity Impact

direct

Race/Ethnicities

White

Awards

Best Children's Books of the Year, 2014; Distinguished Books, 2013; Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children's Book Award, 2014; None; Georgia Children's Book Award, 2015-2016; Nominee; Great Stone Face Book Award, 2014-2015; Nominee; Magnolia Award, 2015; Nominee; Quahog Book Award, 2014; Nominee

Keywords

bullying; schools; conduct of life; military and wars; behavior; Afghanistan; letters; comic books

Item Type

Fiction

Format

novel

The Saturday Boy

Share

COinS