DIVerse Families
 
Peace, Locomotion

Title

Peace, Locomotion

Publisher

G. P. Putnam's Sons

Pages

134 pages

Publication Year

2009

ISBN

9780399246555

Genre

realism

Topic

Family Relationships; Family member death; Foster care; death of parents; orphans; foster mother; foster brothers

Annotation

Through letters to his little sister, who is living in a different foster home, sixth-grader Lonnie, also known as "Locomotion," keeps a record of their lives while they are apart, describing his own foster family, including his foster brother who returns home after losing a leg in the Iraq War.

Grade Level

3-5, 6-8

Family Formation

foster mother

Main Character

boy

Diversity Impact

direct

LGBTQ+

none

Race/Ethnicities

African American

Awards

Selected Audiobooks for Young Adults, 2010; Best Children's Books of the Year, 2010; Children's Catalog Supplement to Nineteenth Edition, 2009; Choices, 2010; Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 2010; School Library Journal Best Books, 2009; 28 Days Later, 2009; 50 Books about Peace and Social Justice, 2011; 50 Books about Writers and Writing, 2012; Black-Eyed Susan Book Award, 2010-2011, Nominee; Charlie May Simon Children's Book Award, 2011-2012, Nominee; North Carolina Children's Book Award, 2011, Nominee; Pennsylvania Young Readers' Choice Award, 2010-2011, Nominee; Prairie Pasque Award, 2011-2012, Nominee; Sunshine State Young Reader's Award, 2011-2012, Nominee; Volunteer State Book Award, 2010-2011, Nominee; The de Grummond Children's Literature Collection; Audie Award, 2010, Winner; Teen Odyssey Award, 2010, Honor Book; School Library Journal's Battle of the Kids' Books, 2010, Nominee

Keywords

brothers and sisters; peace; letters; war

Item Type

Fiction

Format

chapter book

Peace, Locomotion

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