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Rosie and Skate

Title

Rosie and Skate

Authors

Beth Ann Bauman

Publisher

Wendy Lamb Books

Publication Year

2009

ISBN

9780385737357

Pages

217 pages

Genre

realism

Format

chapter book

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

New Jersey sisters Rosie, aged fifteen, and Skate, aged sixteen, cope differently with their father's alcoholism and incarceration, but manage to stay close to one another as they strive to lead normal lives and find hope for the future.

Grade Level

3-5

Topic

Family Relationships; Incarceration; Kinship care; father in prison; aunt raising nieces

Main Character

girls

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

father

Awards

Booklist Editors Choice: Books for Youth, 2009 Booklist Top 10 First Novels for Youth, 2009 Booklist Top 10 Romance Fiction for Youth, 2010

Keywords

alcoholism; Jersey shore; relationships; introverted; extroverted

Diversity Impact

direct

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