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Gertie's Leap to Greatness

Title

Gertie's Leap to Greatness

Authors

Kate Beasley

Publisher

Farrar Straus and Giroux

Publication Year

2016

ISBN

9780374302610

Pages

249 pages

Genre

juvenile fiction

Format

chapter book

Item Type

Fiction

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

Topic

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

Main Character

girl

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

aunt and father

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

Diversity Impact

direct

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