DIVerse Families
 
What Hearts

Title

What Hearts

Authors

Bruce Brooks

Publisher

HarperCollins Publishers

Publication Year

1992

ISBN

9780060211318

Pages

194 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

After his mother divorces his father and remarries, Asa's sharp intellect and capacity for forgiveness help him deal with the instabilities of his new world.

Grade Level

6-8; 9-12

Topic

Family Relationships; Divorce; Step parent; Separation; divorced parents; step father; separated parents

Main Character

boy

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

divorced parents

Awards

Books for You: An Annotated Booklist for Senior High, Thirteenth Edition, 1997
Not Just for Children Anymore, 2000
YALSA Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults, 2005
Adventuring with Books: A Booklist for PreK-Grade 6, Tenth Edition, 1993
Horn Book Fanfare, 1992
Kirkus Book Review Stars, 1992
Notable Children's Books, 1993
School Library Journal: Best Books for Young Adults, 1992
Teachers' Choices, 1993
YALSA Best Books for Young Adults, 1993
Pennsylvania Young Readers' Choice Award, 1996-1997
Nominee
The de Grummond Children's Literature Collection
John Newbery Medal, 1993, Honor Book

Keywords

baseball; poetry; moving; new school; remarriage; love; depression; friendship

Diversity Impact

direct

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