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Because I Am Furniture

Title

Because I Am Furniture

Authors

Thalia Chaltas

Publisher

Penguin Young Readers Group

Pages

368 pages

Publication Year

2010

ISBN

9780670062980

Genre

realism

Topic

Family Relationships; Family violence; domestic abuse; abusive father; rage; violence; abuse

Annotation

The youngest of three siblings, fourteen-year-old Anke feels both relieved and neglected that her father abuses her brother and sister but ignores her, but when she catches him with one of her friends, she finally becomes angry enough to take action.

Grade Level

6-8

Family Formation

mother and father

Main Character

girl

Diversity Impact

direct

Race/Ethnicities

White

Awards

Amelia Bloomer List, 2010; Best of the Best Books, 2009; Pure Poetry, 2008; YALSA Best Books for Young Adults, 2010; Reading Olympics Booklist, 2016; None; Arkansas Teen Book Award, 2011; Nominee; Eliot Rosewater Indiana High School Book Award, 2012-2013; Nominee; Kentucky Bluegrass Award, 2011; Nominee; Nevada Young Readers' Award, 2011; Nominee; Tayshas High School Reading List, 2010; None; Virginia Readers' Choice Award, 2011-2012; Nominee; The de Grummond Children's Literature Collection; Eliot Rosewater Indiana High School Book Award, 2012-2013, Honor Book

Keywords

rape; child abuse; guilt; child sexual abuse; sex crimes; high schools

Item Type

Fiction

Format

novel in verse

Because I Am Furniture

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