DIVerse Families
 
The Big House

Title

The Big House

Authors

Carolyn Coman

Illustrator

Rob Shepperson

Publisher

Front Street

Pages

224 pages

Publication Year

2004

ISBN

9781932425093

Genre

realism

Topic

Family Relationships; Incarceration; incarcerated mother; incarcerated father; incarcerated parents; custody

Annotation

When Ivy and Ray's parents are sent to jail, and they are left in the custody of their parent's accusers, they decide to look for evidence that will "spring" their parents.

Grade Level

3-5

Family Formation

parental custodians

Main Character

boy and girl

Diversity Impact

direct

Race/Ethnicities

White

Awards

Children's Catalog, Nineteenth Edition,2006Children's Literature Choice List,2005Notable Children's Books,2005Cochecho Readers' Award, 2005-2006 (Nominee)Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children's Book Award, 2005-2006 (Nominee)Massachusetts Children's Book Award, 2007-2008 (Master List)Pennsylvania Young Readers' Choice Award, 2006-2007 (Nominee)Texas Bluebonnet Award, 2006-2007 (Nominee)Virginia Readers' Choice Award, 2007-2008 (Nominee)Parents' Choice Award, 2004 FictionWhite Ravens Award, 2005 United States

Keywords

crime; embezzlement; wealthy people

Item Type

Fiction

Format

picturebook

The Big House

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