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The Year the Swallows Came Early

Title

The Year the Swallows Came Early

Publisher

HarperCollins

Pages

304 pages

Publication Year

2011

ISBN

9780061625008

Genre

realism

Topic

Family Relationships; Incarceration; father in prison

Annotation

After her father is sent to jail, eleven-year-old Groovy Robinson must decide if she can forgive the failings of someone she loves.

Grade Level

3-5; 6-8

Family Formation

mother and father

Main Character

girl

Diversity Impact

direct

Race/Ethnicities

White

Awards

Best Children's Books of the Year, 2010; Booklist Top 10 First Novels for Youth, 2009; Children's Catalog Supplement to Nineteenth Edition, 2009; Beehive Book Award, 2011; Nominee; Georgia Children's Book Award, 2010-2011; Nominee; Massachusetts Children's Book Award, 2011-2012; Master List

Keywords

child of prisoner; cooking; friendship; life; innocence; acceptance

Item Type

Fiction

Format

novel

The Year the Swallows Came Early

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