DIVerse Families
 
Jimi & Me

Title

Jimi & Me

Authors

Jaime Adolf

Publisher

Jump at the Sun/Hyperion

Pages

329 pages

Publication Year

2005

ISBN

9780786852147

Genre

realism

Topic

Family Relationships; Racial Diversity; Family member death; Single parents; Biracial; Interracial; death of a father; interracial marriage; biracial child; single mother

Annotation

After his father's tragic death, twelve-year-old Keith James moves from Brooklyn to a small midwestern town where his mixed race heritage is not accepted, but he finds comfort in the music of Jimi Hendrix and the friendship of a white classmate.

Grade Level

9-12

Family Formation

single mother

Main Character

boy

Diversity Impact

direct

Race/Ethnicities

Black / White

Awards

Middle and Junior High School Library Catalog, Supplement to Ninth Edition,2007 H.W. Wilson Company; Senior High School Library Catalog, Sixteenth Edition, 2006 Supplement,2006 H.W. Wilson Company; YALSA Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers,2006 American Library Association; Buckeye Children's and Teen Book Award, 2007; Nominee Ohio

Keywords

pre-adolescent; racially mixed people; grief; fathers and sons; Jimi Hendrix; murder; financial troubles; music

Item Type

Fiction

Format

novel in verse

Jimi & Me

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