DIVerse Families
 
The Mailbox

Title

The Mailbox

Authors

Audrey Shafer

Publisher

Delacorte Press

Pages

178 pages

Publication Year

2006

ISBN

9780385733441

Genre

realism

Topic

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

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

Family Formation

uncle foster family

Main Character

boy

Diversity Impact

direct

Race/Ethnicities

White

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

Item Type

Fiction

Format

chapter book

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