DIVerse Families
 
The Ballad of Knuckles McGraw

Title

The Ballad of Knuckles McGraw

Publisher

Ocra Book Publishers

Pages

105 pages

Publication Year

2010

ISBN

9781554692033

Genre

realism

Topic

Family Relationships; Legal guardianship; Foster care; foster child; grandparents raising grandchild

Annotation

After Kevin's mother abandons him, he takes refuge in his fantasy of becoming a cowboy, but his reality is a foster home and grandparents he doesn't know.

Grade Level

K-3, 3-5

Family Formation

multi-generational

Main Character

boy

Diversity Impact

direct

LGBTQ+

none

Race/Ethnicities

White

Awards

Best Bets: Recommended Canadian Reads for Children, 2010; Best Children's Books of the Year, 2011; Chocolate Lily Young Readers' Choice Award, 2011-2012, Nominee; Horned Toad Tales, 2012-2013, Nominee; Silver Birch Award, 2011, Nominee

Keywords

abandoned child; cowboys; mutism; childhood memories

Item Type

Fiction

Format

chapter book

The Ballad of Knuckles McGraw

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