DIVerse Families
 
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Authors

S. L. Rottman

Publisher

Peachtree Publishers

Pages

134 pages

Publication Year

1997

ISBN

9781561451593

Genre

realism

Topic

Family Relationships; Divorce; Legal guardianship; Family violence; divorced parents; legal guardian; abusive mother

Annotation

After years of abuse from his mother and neglect from his father, ninth-grader Sean Parker is headed for trouble until he is sent to do community service at a farm owned by an old man who teaches Sean that he can take control of his own life.

Grade Level

6-8; 9-12

Family Formation

single mother

Main Character

boy

Diversity Impact

direct

Race/Ethnicities

White

Awards

Nevada Young Readers' Award, 2001, Winner; Oklahoma Book Award, 1998, Winner, Children's (Young Adult)

Keywords

estranged father; horses; school suspension; police record; community service; farm

Item Type

Fiction

Format

novel

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