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Grasslands

Title

Grasslands

Authors

Debra Seely

Publisher

Speak

Pages

170 pages

Publication Year

2005

ISBN

9780142403655

Genre

historical

Topic

Family Relationships; Legal guardianship; Step parent; Adoption; grandparents raising grandchild; step mother; birth father

Annotation

In the 1880s, thirteen-year-old Thomas moves west from the aristocratic Virginia home of his grandparents to a poor Kansas farm to live with a father he barely remembers and his new stepfamily.

Grade Level

6-8

Family Formation

multi-generational

Main Character

boy

Diversity Impact

direct

LGBTQ+

none

Race/Ethnicities

White

Awards

Best Children's Books of the Year, 2003; William Allen White Children's Book Award, 2004-2005, Master List; Heartland Award for Excellence in Young Adult Literature, 2004, Finalist; Society of Midland Authors Book Award, 2003, Winner, Children's Fiction; Western Writers of America Spur Award, 2003, Finalist, Juvenile Fiction

Keywords

stepfamilies; frontier and pioneer life; grandparents and child; family life

Item Type

Fiction

Format

chapter book

Grasslands

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