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The Great Shelby Holmes

Title

The Great Shelby Holmes

Publisher

Bloomsbury

Publication Year

2016

ISBN

9781681190518

Pages

243 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Nine-year-old Shelby Holmes, the best detective in her Harlem neighborhood, and her new easy-going friend from downstairs, eleven-year-old John Watson, become partners in a dog-napping case.

Grade Level

6-8

Topic

Family Relationships; Single parent; Separation; single mother; separated parents

Main Character

boy

Race/Ethnicities

Black

Family Formation

single mother

LGBTQ+

none

Awards

Best of the Best Books, 2016
Diverse Kids and YA Lit, 2016, Nominee
North Somerset Teachers' Book Award, 2017, Longlist
Texas Bluebonnet Award, 2017-2018, Nominee
Cybils Awards, 2016, Nominee, Middle Grade Fiction

Keywords

friendship; Harlem; mystery; detective

Diversity Impact

direct

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