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Liberty

Title

Liberty

Authors

Kirby Larson

Publisher

Scholastic Press

Publication Year

2016

ISBN

9780545840736

Pages

221 pages

Genre

historical

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

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

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

Main Character

boys

Race/Ethnicities

African American / White

Family Formation

sister, grandmother

LGBTQ+

none

Awards

Horned Toad Tales, 2017-2018, Nominee

Keywords

World War II; children with disabilities; polio

Diversity Impact

indirect

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