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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.,

Pages

384 pages

Publication Year

2013

ISBN

9780399161124

Genre

realism

Topic

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

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

Family Formation

single mother

Main Character

boy

Diversity Impact

indirect

LGBTQ+

none

Race/Ethnicities

Tanzanian

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

Item Type

Fiction

Format

novel

Golden Boy

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