DIVerse Families
 
Signal

Title

Signal

Publisher

Farrar, Straus, and Giroux

Pages

176 pages

Publication Year

2009

ISBN

9780374399153

Genre

realism

Topic

Family Relationships; Family violence; Family member death; abusive parental boyfriend; domestic abuse; death of a mother

Annotation

After moving with his emotionally distant father to the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York, twelve-year-old Owen faces a lonely summer until he meets an abused girl who may be a space alien.

Grade Level

3-5; 6-8

Family Formation

single father

Main Character

boy

Diversity Impact

indirect

Race/Ethnicities

White

Awards

Nutmeg Children's Book Award, 2012; Nominee; West Virginia Children's Book Award, 2011-2012; Nominee

Keywords

friendship; loneliness; child abuse; space; alien; dog; soccer

Item Type

Fiction

Format

novel

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