DIVerse Families
 
Kyle's Island

Title

Kyle's Island

Authors

Sally Derby

Publisher

Charlesbridge

Pages

191 pages

Publication Year

2010

ISBN

9781580893169

Genre

realism

Topic

Family Relationships; Separation; Single parent; separated parents; single mother

Annotation

For as far back as Kyle can remember, he spent summers at Gram's cottage on the lake—fishing all day, and hanging out with the whole family. But this year is different. His father has moved out, his grandmother has died, and his mother is selling the cottage because they can't afford the upkeep. Sally Derby takes readers to a small lake in 1970s Michigan, where thirteen-year-old Kyle comes to understand that loss isn't forever, and that people are more complicated than they seem.

Grade Level

3-5

Family Formation

separated parents

Main Character

boy

Diversity Impact

direct

Race/Ethnicities

White

Awards

The de Grummond Children's Literature Collection

Keywords

lake; cottage; summer vacation; moving out

Item Type

Fiction

Format

novel

Kyle's Island

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