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Zack

Title

Zack

Authors

William Bell

Publisher

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

Pages

203 pages

Publication Year

1999

ISBN

9780689825293

Genre

realism

Topic

Family Relationships; Culture/Ethnicity; Racial Diversity; Single parent; Separation; Biethnic; Biracial; Interracial; single father; seperated parents; seperated homes; two ethnicities; two races; interracial parents

Annotation

The son of a Jewish father and black mother, high school senior Zack has never been allowed to meet his mother's family, but after doing a research project on a former slave, he travels from his home in Canada to Natchez, Mississippi to find his grandfather.

Grade Level

9-12

Family Formation

single father

Main Character

boy

Diversity Impact

direct

LGBTQ+

none

Race/Ethnicities

Black / Jewish

Awards

Books for You: An Annotated Booklist for Senior High, Fourteenth Edition, 2001; Middle And Junior High School Library Catalog, Eighth Edition, 2000; Senior High School Library Catalog, Supplement to the Fifteenth Edition, 2000; Special Interest Group of the International Reading Association, 2000; The de Grummond Children's Literature Collection; Mr.Christie's Book Award, 1998, Winner; Society of School Librarians International Book Awards, 1999, Winner, Language Arts 7-12 Novels; White Ravens Award, 1999, Winner, Canada

Keywords

Jewish; Canada; prejudice; road trip; slavery

Item Type

Fiction

Format

novel

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