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Golden Boy

Title

Golden Boy

Authors

Tara Sullivan

Publisher

G. P. Putnam's Sons, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) Inc.,

Publication Year

2013

ISBN

9780399161124

Pages

384 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Light eyes, yellow hair and white skin-- Habo is an albino, strange and alone. His father, unable to accept Habo, abandons the family. When they are forced from their small Tanzanian village, Habo knows he is to blame. The family seeks refuge with an aunt in Mwanza....

Grade Level

6-8, 9-12

Topic

Family Relationships; Single parent; Kinship care; Abandonment; Poverty; single mother; skin color; abandoned by father; aunt raising nephew; living in poverty; starvation

Main Character

boy

Race/Ethnicities

Tanzanian

Family Formation

single mother

LGBTQ+

none

Awards

Best Children's Books of the Year, 2014
Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 2014
YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults, 2014
Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children's Book Award, 2014 Nominee
Golden Sower Award, 2015-2016 Nominee
Nutmeg Book Award, 2016 Nominee
Rebecca Caudill Young Readers' Book Award, 2016 Nominee
Sequoyah Book Award, 2015-2016
Tayshas High School Reading List, 2014
The de Grummond Children's Literature Collection

Keywords

human rights; survival; albinism; discrimination

Diversity Impact

indirect

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