DIVerse Families
 
The Mailbox

Title

The Mailbox

Authors

Audrey Shafer

Publisher

Delacorte Press

Publication Year

2006

ISBN

9780385733441

Pages

178 pages

Genre

realism

Format

chapter book

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

When twelve-year-old Gabe tries to hide his uncle's death from the local authorities, he is not prepared for what happens when this secret is discovered.

Grade Level

3-5

Topic

Family Relationships; Family member death; Foster care; Legal guardianship; death of an uncle; foster child; raising nephew

Main Character

boy

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

uncle foster family

Awards

Rebecca Caudill Young Readers' Book Award, 2011
Nominee Sunshine State Young Reader's Award, 2010-2011
Nominee Young Hoosier Book Award, 2009-2010
Nominee

Keywords

uncle; Vietnam; Vietnam War; police; social worker; teachers

Diversity Impact

direct

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