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Liberty

Title

Liberty

Authors

Kirby Larson

Publisher

Scholastic Press

Pages

221 pages

Publication Year

2016

ISBN

9780545840736

Genre

historical

Topic

Family Relationships; Racial Diversity; Legal guardianship; Military families; Race discrimination; Interracial; kinship care; parent in the military; sibling in the military; race relations; interracial friendship; grandparents raising grandchild; sister raising brother

Annotation

In 1940s New Orleans, Fish Elliot is a polio-survivor with a knack for inventing and building things, and his African American neighbor Olympia is a girl with a talent for messing things up, but they are united in an effort to save a starving stray dog they call Liberty--and when Liberty is caged by a nasty farmer, they find an unlikely ally in a German prisoner of war, Erich, who is not much older than the two children.

Grade Level

6-8

Family Formation

sister, grandmother

Main Character

boys

Diversity Impact

indirect

LGBTQ+

none

Race/Ethnicities

African American / White

Awards

Horned Toad Tales, 2017-2018, Nominee

Keywords

World War II; children with disabilities; polio

Item Type

Fiction

Format

novel

Liberty

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