DIVerse Families
 
Eleanor & Park

Title

Eleanor & Park

Authors

Rainbown Rowell

Publisher

St. Martin's Griffin

Pages

328 pages

Publication Year

2013

ISBN

9781250012579

Genre

realism

Topic

Family Relationships; Racial Diversity; Biracial; Interracial; Step parent; biracial child; interracial marriage; step father

Annotation

Two misfits. One extraordinary love. Eleanor -- Red hair, wrong clothes. Standing behind him until he turns his head. Lying beside him until he wakes up. Making everyone else seem drabber and flatter and never good enough -- Eleanor. Park -- He knows she'll love a song before he plays it for her. He laughs at her jokes before she ever gets to the punch line. There's a place on his chest, just below his throat, that makes her want to keep promises -- Park. Set over the course of one school year, this is the story of two star-crossed sixteen-year-olds -- smart enough to know that first love almost never lasts, but brave and desperate enough to try.

Grade Level

9-12

Family Formation

multiple

Main Character

girl and boy

Diversity Impact

indirect

Race/Ethnicities

Asian / White

Awards

Boston Globe/Horn Book Fiction Award Winner, 2013; Goodreads Choice Award 2013; Odyssey Award, 2014 Honor; Amelia Elizabeth Walden Award, 2014; Black-Eyed Susan Book Award, 2014; Blue Hen Book Award, 2015; Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for Excellence in Children's Literature, 2013; Florida Teens Read, 2014; Georgia Peach Teen Readers' Choice Award, 2014; Indies Choice Book Award, 2014; IRA Children's and Young Adults' Book Award, 2014; Listen Up Awards, 2013; Mind the Gap Award, 2014; Pennsylvania Young Readers' Choice Award, 2014; Rhode Island Teen Book Award, 2015; Thumbs Up! Award, 2014

Keywords

dating; first loves; bullying; high schools; teenagers; history; love; friendship

Item Type

Fiction

Format

novel

Eleanor & Park

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