DIVerse Families
 
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Title

Five-Finger Discount

Publisher

iUnivserse

Pages

144 pages

Publication Year

2000

ISBN

9780595007806

Genre

realism

Topic

Family Relationships; Incarceration; father in prison

Annotation

Ten-year-old Jerry's attempts to adjust to his new school and make new friends are complicated by his determination to keep secret the fact that his father is serving time in the local prison for being a thief.

Grade Level

3-5

Family Formation

mother and father

Main Character

boy

Diversity Impact

direct

Race/Ethnicities

White

Awards

Young Hoosier Book Award, 1991; Nominee; PEN Center USA Literary Award, 1990, Winner, Children-Illustrated

Keywords

moving; prison; bullying; blackmail; elementary school

Item Type

Fiction

Format

chapter book

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