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Camo Girl

Title

Camo Girl

Authors

Kekla Magoon

Publisher

Aladdin

Pages

218 pages

Publication Year

2012

ISBN

9781416978046

Genre

realism

Topic

Racial Diversity; Family Relationship; Biracial; Single parent; mixed child; biracial child; single mother

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

Family Formation

mother and grandmother

Main Character

girl

Diversity Impact

direct

Race/Ethnicities

African American / Biracial / White

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; junior high school

Item Type

Fiction

Format

novel

Camo Girl

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