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Nine Candles

Title

Nine Candles

Authors

Maria Testa

Illustrator

Amanda Schaffer

Publisher

Carolrhoda Books

Pages

32 pages

Publication Year

1996

ISBN

9780876149409

Genre

realism

Topic

Family Relationships; Single parent; Incarceration; mom in prision; single dad

Annotation

After visiting his mother in prison on his seventh birthday, Raymond wishes it were his ninth birthday when Mama has promised to be home with his dad and him.

Grade Level

K-3

Family Formation

incarceration

Main Character

boy

Diversity Impact

direct

Race/Ethnicities

Hispanic

Awards

Children's Choices,1997 International Reading Association; Kaleidoscope, A Multicultural Booklist for Grades K-8, Third Edition,2001 National Council of Teachers of English; Recommended Literature: Kindergarten through Grade Twelve,2002 California Department of Education; Society of School Librarians International Book Awards, 1996 Honor United States

Keywords

mothers and sons; birthdays

Item Type

Fiction

Format

picturebook

Nine Candles

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