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Goodbye Stranger

Title

Goodbye Stranger

Authors

Rebecca Stead

Publisher

Yearling Books

Pages

294 pages

Publication Year

2015

ISBN

9780307980861

Genre

realism

Topic

Racial Diversity; Divorce; Separation; Interracial

Annotation

As Bridge makes her way through seventh grade on Manhattan's Upper West Side with her best friends, curvacious Em, crusader Tab, and a curious new friend--or more than friend--Sherm, she finds the answer she has been seeking since she barely survived an accident at age eight: "What is my purpose?"

Grade Level

3-5

Family Formation

divorced parents

Main Character

girl

Diversity Impact

indirect

Race/Ethnicities

Armenian / Indian / White

Awards

100 Magnificent Childrens Books, 2015; Amazon Editors' Picks: Best Books of the Year, 2015; Amazon Editors' Picks: Top 20 Children's Books, 2015; Amelia Bloomer List, 2016; Best Audiobooks, 2015; Best Children's Books of the Year, 2016; Best of the Best Books, 2015; Best Young Adult Book, 2015; Booklist Editors Choice: Books for Youth, 2015; Choices, 2016; Guardians Best Childrens Book, 2015; Guide Book to Gift Books, 2016; Horn Book Fanfare, 2015; New York Times Notable Children's Books, 2015; Notable Children's Books, 2016; NPR's Book Concierge, 2015; Publishers Weekly Best Children's Book, 2015; School Library Journal Best Books, 2015; Washington Post Best Kid's Books, 2015; YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults, 2016; Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children's Book Award, 2016-2017; Nominee; Garden State Teen Book Award, 2018; Nominee; Kentucky Bluegrass Award, 2017; Nominee; Nutmeg Book Award, 2018-2019; Nominee; Read On Wisconsin, 2016-2017; Nominee; Rebecca Caudill Young Readers' Book Award, 2018; Nominee; Young Reader's Choice Award, 2018-2019; Nominee; Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for Excellence in Children's Literature, 2016, Honor, Fiction; Cybils Awards, 2015, Nominee, Middle Grade Fiction; Goodreads Choice Award, 2015, Nominee, Middle Grade; Kirkus Book Award, 2015, Nominee, Young Reader

Keywords

friendship; dating; junior high; high school; New York

Item Type

Fiction

Format

novel

Goodbye Stranger

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