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Hidden Roots

Title

Hidden Roots

Authors

Joseph Bruchac

Publisher

Scholastic Press

Pages

136 pages

Publication Year

2004

ISBN

9780439353595

Genre

realism

Topic

Family Relationships; Racial Diversity; Biracial; Absent parent; biracial child; interracial marriage; grandfather acting as father

Annotation

Although he is uncertain why his father is so angry and what secret his mother is keeping from him, eleven-year-old Sonny knows that he is different from his classmates in their small New York town.

Grade Level

6-8

Family Formation

mother and father

Main Character

boy

Diversity Impact

direct

Race/Ethnicities

Native American / French-Canadian

Awards

American Indian Youth Literature Award Winner

Keywords

Native Americans; family life; prejudice

Item Type

Fiction

Format

novel

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