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Walk Two Moons

Title

Walk Two Moons

Authors

Sharon Creech

Publisher

HarperCollins Publishing

Pages

280 pages

Publication Year

1994

ISBN

9780060852764

Genre

realism

Topic

Family Relationships; Kinship care; Family member death; grandparents raising grandchild; death of a mother

Annotation

After her mother leaves home suddenly, thirteen-year-old Sal and her grandparents take a car trip retracing her mother's route. Along the way, Sal recounts the story of her friend Phoebe, whose mother also left.

Grade Level

6-8, 9-12

Family Formation

multi-generational

Main Character

girl

Diversity Impact

direct

LGBTQ+

none

Race/Ethnicities

Black

Awards

Middle and Junior High School Library Catalog, Ninth Edition, 2005; Adventuring with Books: A Booklist for PreK-Grade 6, 1997; Books for You: An Annotated Booklist for Senior High, Thirteenth Edition, 1997; Books in the Middle: Outstanding Books, 1994; Bulletin Blue Ribbons, 1994; Children's Catalog, Eighteenth Edition, 2001; Children's Catalog, Nineteenth Edition, 2006; High Interest-Easy Reading, 1996; Middle And Junior High School Library Catalog, Eighth Edition, 2000; Middle and Junior High School Library Catalog, Ninth Edition, 2005; Middle and Junior High School Library Catalog, Ninth Edition, 2005; Notable Children's Books in the Language Arts, 1995; Notable Children's Books, 1995; School Library Journal Best Books, 1994; Lone Star Reading List, 1996-1997, None; Colorado Blue Spruce Young Adult Book Award, 1996, Nominee; Colorado Blue Spruce Young Adult Book Award, 1999, Nominee; The de Grummond Children's Literature Collection; Heartland Award for Excellence in Young Adult Literature, 1997, Winner; Children's Book Award, 1995, Winner, Longer Novel; Sequoyah Book Award, 1997, Winner, Young Adult; Virginia Young Readers Program, 1997, Winner, Middle School; ABC Children's Booksellers Choices Award, 1995, Winner, Young Adults; John Newbery Medal, 1995, Winner; Massachusetts Children's Book Award, 1997, Honor Book; Parents' Choice Award, 1994, Gold, Fiction; Parents' Choice Award, 2003, Gold, Best 25 Books in 25 Years; Virginia Readers' Choice Award, 1996-1997, Winner, Middle School; Mind Boggling Books Award, 1996, Winner

Keywords

death; bereavement; grandparents; judgement; adventure

Item Type

Fiction

Format

novel

Walk Two Moons

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