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The Great Shelby Holmes

Title

The Great Shelby Holmes

Publisher

Bloomsbury

Pages

243 pages

Publication Year

2016

ISBN

9781681190518

Genre

realism

Topic

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

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

Family Formation

single mother

Main Character

boy

Diversity Impact

direct

LGBTQ+

none

Race/Ethnicities

Black

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

Item Type

Fiction

Format

novel

The Great Shelby Holmes

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