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The Liberation of Gabriel King

Title

The Liberation of Gabriel King

Authors

K. L. Going

Publisher

G.P. Putnam's Sons

Pages

151 pages

Publication Year

2005

ISBN

9780399239915

Genre

historical

Topic

Racial Diversity; Race discrimination; racism; segregation; race relations

Annotation

In Georgia during the summer of 1976, Gabriel, a white boy who is being bullied, and Frita, an African American girl who is facing prejudice, decide to overcome their many fears together as they enter fifth grade.

Grade Level

3-5, 6-8

Family Formation

mother and father

Main Character

boy

Diversity Impact

direct

Race/Ethnicities

African American / White

Awards

Capitol Choices, 2006 Children's Choices, 2006 Notable Books, 2006 Beehive Book Award, 2007; Nominee Black-Eyed Susan Book Award, 2006-2007; None Children's Crown Award, 2007-2008; Nominee Great Stone Face Book Award, 2006-2007; Nominee Iowa Children's Choice Award, 2009-2010; Nominee Kentucky Bluegrass Award, 2007; Nominee Maine Student Book Award, 2006-2007; Nominee Massachusetts Children's Book Award, 2007-2008; Master List Maud Hart Lovelace Book Award, 2009-2010; Nominee Rhode Island Children's Book Award, 2007; Nominee South Carolina Junior Book Award, 2007-2008; Nominee Cuffies: Children's Booksellers Choose Their Favorite (and not-so-favorite) Books of the Year, 2005, Honorable Mention, Our Vote to Win the Newbery Cuffies: Children's Booksellers Choose Their Favorite (and not-so-favorite) Books of the Year, 2005, Winner, Favorite Book Jacket Mitten Award, 2005, Honor Book, Fiction SIBA Book Award, 2006, Nominee

Keywords

prejudice; fear; summer; bullies; best friends

Item Type

Fiction

Format

novel

The Liberation of Gabriel King

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