DIVerse Families
 
Revolution

Title

Revolution

Publisher

Delacorte Press

Pages

471 pages

Publication Year

2010

ISBN

9780385737630

Genre

realism

Topic

Family Relationships; Separation; Family member death; Single parent; separated parents; death of a sibling; single mother

Annotation

An angry, grieving seventeen-year-old musician facing expulsion from her prestigious Brooklyn private school travels to Paris to complete a school assignment and uncovers a diary written during the French revolution by a young actress attempting to help a tortured, imprisoned little boy--Louis Charles, the lost king of France.

Grade Level

9-12

Family Formation

separated parents

Main Character

girls

Diversity Impact

direct

Race/Ethnicities

French / White

Awards

Amazon Editors' Picks: Top 10 Books, 2010 Amelia Bloomer List, 2012 Best Children's Books of the Year, 2011 Best of the Best Books, 2010 Bulletin Blue Ribbons, 2010 Choices, 2011 Kirkus Best Young Adult Books, 2010 School Library Journal Best Books, 2010 YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults, 2011 YALSA Top Ten Best Books for Young Adults, 2011 YALSA Top Ten Best Fiction for Young Adults, 2011 Global Reading:Selected Literature for Children and Teens Set in Other Countries, 2013 YALSA Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults, 2013 Selected Audiobooks for Young Adults, 2011 Eliot Rosewater Indiana High School Book Award, 2012-2013; Nominee Flume: NH Teen Reader's Choice Award, 2012; Nominee Gateway Readers Award, 2012-2013; Nominee Grand Canyon Reader Award, 2013; Nominee Green Mountain Book Award, 2012-2013; Master List North Carolina Young Adult Book Award, 2011-2012; None Rhode Island Teen Book Award, 2012; Nominee Soaring Eagle Book Award, 2012-2013; Nominee Volunteer State Book Award, 2012-2013; Nominee California Young Reader Medal, 2013-2014; Nominee Arkansas Teen Book Award, 2012; Nominee Garden State Teen Book Award, 2013; Nominee Great Lakes Great Books Award, 2012, Honor Book, Grades 9-12 Indies Choice Book Award, 2011, Winner, Young Adult NAIBA Book of the Year Award, 2011, Winner, Young Adult Odyssey Award, 2011, Honor Book Parents' Choice Award, 2010, Silver, Fiction Thumbs Up! Award, 2011, Honor Book

Keywords

grief; tragedy; emotional problems of teenagers; dysfunctional families; musicians; diaries; Paris, France

Item Type

Fiction

Format

novel

Revolution

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