DIVerse Families
 
Gertie's Leap to Greatness

Title

Gertie's Leap to Greatness

Authors

Kate Beasley

Publisher

Farrar Straus and Giroux

Pages

249 pages

Publication Year

2016

ISBN

9780374302610

Genre

juvenile fiction

Topic

Family Relationships; Legal guardianship; Seperation; separated parents; aunt raising niece

Annotation

Gertie is a girl on a mission to be the best fifth grader ever in order to show her estranged mother that Gertie doesn't need her--not one bit!

Grade Level

3-5; 6-8

Family Formation

aunt and father

Main Character

girl

Diversity Impact

direct

Race/Ethnicities

White

Awards

Best of the Best Books, 2016; Booklist Editors Choice: Books for Youth, 2016; Pennsylvania Young Readers' Choice Award, 2017-2018; Nominee; Cybils Awards, 2016, Nominee, Middle Grade Fiction

Keywords

school; family; abandoment; bullying

Item Type

Fiction

Format

chapter book

Gertie's Leap to Greatness

Share

COinS