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Camo Girl

Title

Camo Girl

Authors

Kekla Magoon

Publisher

Aladdin

Publication Year

2012

ISBN

9781416978046

Pages

218 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Ella, a biracial girl with a patchy and uneven skin tone, and her friend Z, a boy who is very different, have been on the bottom of the social order at Caldera Junior High School in Las Vegas, but when the only other African-American student enters their sixth grade class, Ella longs to be friends with him and join the popular group, but does not want to leave Z all alone.

Grade Level

3-5, 6-8

Lexile Measure

600L

Topic

Family Relationships; Racial Diversity; Disability and Health; Single parent; Biracial; Disfigurement; Mental illness; single mother; biracial child; vitiligo; child with vitiligo; post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

Main Character

female child

Race/Ethnicities

African American / Biracial

Family Formation

mother and grandmother

Awards

Choices, 2012 Cooperative Children's Book Center
Kirkus Best Children's Books, 2011
Kirkus Book Review Stars, December 1, 2010
Great Middle School Reads, 2013 Cooperative Children s Book Center
Georgia Children's Book Award, 2013-2014
Nominee Georgia
Maine Student Book Award, 2012-2013
Nominee Maine
Maud Hart Lovelace Book Award, 2015-2016
Nominee Minnesota
Rebecca Caudill Young Readers' Book Award, 2016
Nominee Illinois
South Carolina Junior Book Award, 2012-2013
Nominee South Carolina
Virginia Readers' Choice Award, 2012-2013
Nominee Virginia

Keywords

friendship; racism; Las Vegas; middle school; bullying; self-image; coming-of-age

Diversity Impact

direct

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