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The Popularity Papers: Research for the Social Improvement and General Betterment of Lydia Goldblatt & Julie Graham-Chang

Title

The Popularity Papers: Research for the Social Improvement and General Betterment of Lydia Goldblatt & Julie Graham-Chang

Authors

Amy Ignatow

Illustrator

Amy Ignatow

Publisher

Amulet Books

Pages

204 pages

Publication Year

2010

ISBN

9780810997233

Genre

realism

Topic

Family Relationships; LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Single parent; Divorce; Adoption; Homosexuality; single mother; divorced parents; two fathers; gay parents; adopted child

Annotation

Two best friends embark on a project to study the behavior and taste of the popular girls at their elementary school so that by the time they get to middle school they too will be in the right crowd. Novel appears in the form of a scrapbook.

Grade Level

3-5, 6-8

Family Formation

single mother, two fathers

Main Character

girls

Diversity Impact

indirect

LGBTQ+

male/male

Race/Ethnicities

White

Awards

Choices, 2011; New York Public Library's 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing, 2010; Rainbow List, 2011; 100 Magnificent Childrens Books, 2010; Children's Choices, 2011; Gay and Lesbian Themes and Topics in Selected Children's and Young Adult Books, 2009; NYPL Children's Books 2012, 2012; Maine Student Book Award, 2011-2012, Nominee; Pennsylvania Young Readers' Choice Award, 2011-2012, Nominee; Sasquatch Reading Award, 2013, Nominee; Delaware Diamonds, 2012-2013, Nominee; Reading Olympics Booklist, 2016, None; The de Grummond Children's Literature Collection; National Parenting Publications Award, 2010, Gold Award, Fiction

Keywords

friendship; schools; popularity; best friends; scrapbooks; middle school students

Item Type

Juvenile Fiction

Format

picturebook

The Popularity Papers: Research for the Social Improvement and General Betterment of Lydia Goldblatt & Julie Graham-Chang

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