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Box Girl

Title

Box Girl

Authors

Sarah Withrow

Publisher

Groundwood Books/Douglas

Pages

181 pages

Publication Year

2001

ISBN

9780888994073

Genre

realism

Topic

Family Relationship; LGTBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Single parent; Homosexuality; single father; gay parent

Annotation

Gwen, confident her mother who ran away five years earlier is going to return soon and take her to live in France, decides not to make any friends, but her plans fall through when Clara, a new eighth-grader, insists on being friends, and together the two sort out their place with friends, school, and family.

Grade Level

6-8

Family Formation

single parent

Main Character

girl

Diversity Impact

direct

LGBTQ+

male/male

Race/Ethnicities

White

Awards

Our Choice,2002 Canadian Children's Book Centre

Keywords

mothers and daughters; postcards; friendships; family

Item Type

Fiction

Format

novel

Box Girl

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