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Rits

Title

Rits

Publisher

Front Street

Pages

236 pages

Publication Year

2008

ISBN

9781590785454

Genre

realism

Topic

Family Relationships; Kinship care; uncle raising nephew

Annotation

When his father runs off with his girlfriend and his distraught mother is admitted to an institution, thirteen-year-old Rits goes to live with his uncle and tries to make the best of his unusual circumstances.

Grade Level

6-8

Family Formation

mother, father, and uncle

Main Character

boy

Diversity Impact

direct

Race/Ethnicities

White

Awards

The de Grummond Children's Literature Collection

Keywords

family problems; mental health institution; travel; diary; films; friendship

Item Type

Fiction

Format

novel

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