DIVerse Families
 
The Window

Title

The Window

Authors

Michael Dorris

Publisher

Hyperion Books for Children

Pages

106 pages

Publication Year

1997

ISBN

9780786803019

Genre

realism

Topic

Family Relationships; Racial Diversity; Foster care; Single parent; Kinship care; Biracial; single father; two races; biracial child; foster child; grandparents raising grandchild; aunt raising niece

Annotation

When ten-year-old Rayona's Native American mother enters a treatment facility, her estranged father, a Black man, finally introduces her to his side of the family, who are not at all what she expected.

Grade Level

6-8

Family Formation

multi-generational

Main Character

girl

Diversity Impact

direct

LGBTQ+

none

Race/Ethnicities

Black / Native American

Awards

Adventuring with Books: A Booklist for PreK-Grade 6, 12th Edition, 1999; Books in the Middle: Outstanding Books, 1997; Children's Catalog, Eighteenth Edition, 2001; Horn Book Fanfare, 1997; Middle And Junior High School Library Catalog, Eighth Edition, 2000; Not Just for Children Anymore, 1999; Not Just for Children Anymore, 2001; Notable Children's Books in the Language Arts, 1998; Read Alouds Too-Good-To-Miss, 1998; Special Interest Group of the International Reading Association, 1998; YALSA Best Books for Young Adults, 1998; The de Grummond Children's Literature Collection

Keywords

racially mixed people; families; parent and child; Kentucky; rehab

Item Type

Fiction

Format

chapter book

The Window

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