DIVerse Families
 
The Window

Title

The Window

Authors

Michael Dorris

Publisher

Hyperion

Pages

106 pages

Publication Year

1997

ISBN

9780786803019

Genre

realism

Topic

Family Relationships; Racial Diversity; Foster car; Kinship care; Biracial; Interracial; foster child; biracial child; interracial marriage; grandmother raising grandaughter; aunt raising niece

Annotation

When ten-year-old Rayona's Native American mother enters a treatment facility, her estranged father, a Black man, finally introduces her to his side of the family, who are not at all what she expected.

Grade Level

6-8

Family Formation

father

Main Character

girl

Diversity Impact

direct

Race/Ethnicities

Black / Native American

Awards

Adventuring with Books: A Booklist for PreK-Grade 6, 12th Edition National Council of Teachers of English; Books in the Middle: Outstanding Books Voice of Youth Advocates; Children's Catalog, Eighteenth Edition H.W. Wilson; Horn Book Fanfare Horn Book; Middle And Junior High School Library Catalog, Eighth Edition H.W. Wilson; Not Just for Children Anymore Children's Book Council; Not Just for Children Anymore Children's Book Council; Notable Children's Books in the Language Arts NCTE Children's Literature Assembly; Read Alouds Too-Good-To-Miss Indiana Library Federation; Recommended Literature: Kindergarten through Grade Twelve California Department of Education; Special Interest Group of the International Reading Association Special Interest Group of the International Reading Association; YALSA Best Books for Young Adults American Library Association; Maine Student Book Award; Nominee Maine; Young Adult Reading Program; South Dakota

Keywords

family life; Kentucky; treatment program

Item Type

Fiction

Format

novel

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