DIVerse Families
 
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Title

Blackout

Authors

John Rocco

Illustrator

John Rocco

Publisher

Weston Woods One

Pages

40 pages

Publication Year

2013

ISBN

9781423121909

Genre

realism

Topic

Racial Diversity; Interracial; interracial family

Annotation

When a busy family's activities come to a halt because of a blackout, they find they enjoy spending time together and not being too busy for once.

Grade Level

K-3

Family Formation

mother and father

Main Character

boy

Diversity Impact

indirect

Race/Ethnicities

African American / White

Awards

A Baker's Dozen: The Best Children's Books for Family Literacy,2012; Baker's Dozen: The Best Children's Books for Family Literacy,2012; Choices,2012; Distinguished Books,2011; Images of Community: Selected Books for Children and Young Adult,2011; Kirkus Best Children's Books,2011; New York Public Library's 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing,2011; New York Times Notable Children's Books,2011; Notable Children's Books,2012; Publishers Weekly Best Children's Books,2011; Recommended Picture Books Featuring Interracial Families,2011; School Library Journal Best Books,2011; 2X2 Reading List, 2012; Arkansas Diamond Primary Book Award, 2013-2014 (Nominee); Beehive Book Award, 2013 (Nominee); Bill Martin, Jr. Picture Book Award, 2013 (Nominee); Black-Eyed Susan Book Award, 2012-2013 (Nominee); Buckaroo Book Award, 2015-2016 (Nominee); Florida Reading Association's Children's Book Award, 2012-2013 (Nominee); Georgia Children's Book Award, 2013-2014 (Nominee); Golden Sower Award, 2013-2014 (Nominee); Goldfinch Award, 2013-2014 (Nominee); Ladybug Picture Book Award, 2012 (Nominee); Monarch Award: Illinois' K-3 Children's Choice Award, 2013 (Nominee); Nevada Young Readers' Award, 2014 (Nominee); North Carolina Children's Book Award, 2013 (Nominee); Prairie Bud Award, 2013-2014 (Nominee); Red Clover Award, 2012-2013 (Nominee); Star of the North Picture Book Award, 2013-2014 (Nominee); Volunteer State Book Award, 2013-2014 (Nominee); Young Hoosier Book Award, 2013-2014 (Nominee); Cybils Awards, 2011 Fiction Picture Book; Randolph Caldecott Medal, 2012

Keywords

family life; family time; electric power failures

Item Type

Fiction

Format

picturebook

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