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A Solitary Blue

Title

A Solitary Blue

Authors

Cynthia Voigt

Publisher

Atheneum Books for Young Readers

Publication Year

1983

ISBN

9780689310089

Pages

189 pages

Genre

realism

Format

chapter book

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Jeff's mother, who deserted the family years before, reenters his life and widens the gap between Jeff and his father, a gap that only truth, love, and friendship can heal.

Grade Level

6-8; 9-12

Topic

Family Relationships; Divorce; Abandonment; divorced parents; abandoned by mother

Main Character

boy

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

single father

Awards

YALSA Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults, 2005
Best Books for Young Adults, 1983
Middle And Junior High School Library Catalog, Eighth Edition, 2000
Middle and Junior High School Library Catalog, Ninth Edition, 2005
Young Adults' Choices, 1987
Maud Hart Lovelace Book Award, 1986-1987
Nominee
Young Hoosier Book Award, 1985
Nominee
John Newbery Medal, 1984, Honor Book, Grade 7 up
Phoenix Award, 2003, Honor Book

Keywords

father and son; school; falling behind; mother and boyfriend; guitar; remote island

Diversity Impact

direct

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