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The Land

Title

The Land

Publisher

Phyllis Fogelman books

Pages

2001

Publication Year

2001

ISBN

9780803719507

Genre

realism

Topic

Racial Diversity; Family Relationships; Culture/Ethnicity; Biracial; Race discrimination; Separation; Biethnic; mixed race; racial prejudice; racism; separate homes; different ethnicities

Annotation

After the Civil War, Paul, the son of a white father and a black mother, finds himself caught between the two worlds of colored folks and white folks as he pursues his dream of owning land of his own.

Grade Level

9-12

Family Formation

mother and father

Main Character

boy

Diversity Impact

direct

LGBTQ+

none

Race/Ethnicities

African American / White

Awards

Booklist Top 10 Historical Fiction Audiobooks for Youth, 2002; Best Children's Books of the Year, 2002; Booklist Editors' Choice: Books for Youth, 2001; Booklist Top 10 Historical Fiction for Youth, 2002; Bulletin Blue Ribbons, 2001; Capitol Choices, 2001; Kaleidoscope, A Multicultural Booklist for Grades K-8, Fourth Edition, 2003; Lasting Connections, 2001; Middle and Junior High School Library Catalog, Ninth Edition, 2005; Middle And Junior High School Library Catalog, Supplement to the Eighth Edition, 2002; Notable Children's Books in the Language Arts, 2002; Notable Children's Books, 2002; Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 2002; Publishers Weekly Best Children's Books, 2001; Special Interest Group of the International Reading Association, 2002; Teachers' Choices, 2002; YALSA Best Books for Young Adults, 2002; Young Adults' Choices, 2003; Middle and Junior High School Library Catalog, Ninth Edition, 2005; Isinglass Teen Read Award, 2002-2003, Nominee; Sequoyah Book Award, 2003-2004, Nominee; The de Grummond Children's Literature Collection; ABC Children's Booksellers Choices Award, 2002, Winner, Young Adult Readers; Coretta Scott King Book Award, 2002, Winner, Author; Cuffies: Children's Booksellers Choose Their Favorite (and not-so-favorite) Books of the Year, 2001, Winner, Best Bet to Win the Newbery Medal; Cuffies: Children's Booksellers Choose Their Favorite (and not-so-favorite) Books of the Year, 2001, Winner, Best Sequel; Cuffies: Children's Booksellers Choose Their Favorite (and not-so-favorite) Books of the Year, 2001, Winner, Favorite Novel; Los Angeles Times Book Prize, 2001, Winner, Young Adult Fiction; Parents' Choice Award, 2001, Gold, Fiction; PEN Center USA Literary Award, 2002, Winner, Children-Illustrated; Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction, 2002, Winner

Keywords

Southern States; prejudices; friendships; life goals; land ownership

Item Type

Fiction

Format

novel

The Land

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