DIVerse Families
 
Dear Mr. Henshaw

Title

Dear Mr. Henshaw

Authors

Beverly Cleary

Illustrator

Paul O. Zelinsky

Publisher

Harper Trophy

Publication Year

2000

ISBN

9780380709588

Pages

160 pages

Genre

realism

Format

chapter book

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

In his letters to his favorite author, ten-year-old Leigh reveals his problems in coping with his parents' divorce, being the new boy in school, and generally finding his own place in the world.

Grade Level

3-5

Topic

Family Relationships; Divorce; Separation; divorced parents; separate homes

Main Character

boy

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

divorced parents

Awards

California Book Awards, 1983, Winner
Christopher Award, 1984, Winner
Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children's Book Award, 1985, Winner
Friends of Children and Literature (FOCAL) Award, 1987, Winner
Garden State Children's Book Award, 1986, Winner, Younger Fiction
John Newbery Medal, 1984, Winner, Grade 2 - 7
Massachusetts Children's Book Award, 1986, Winner
Nene Award, 1989, Winner
Sequoyah Book Award, 1986, Winner

Keywords

letters; trucking; college; catering; bullying; diary; writing

Diversity Impact

direct

Dear Mr. Henshaw

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