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The Saturday Boy

Title

The Saturday Boy

Authors

David Fleming

Publisher

Penguin Young Readers Group

Publication Year

2013

ISBN

9780670785513

Pages

272 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

If there's one thing I've learned from comic books, it's that everybody has a weakness--something that can totally ruin their day without fail. For the wolfman it's a silver bullet. For Superman it's Kryptonite. For me it was a letter. With one letter, my dad was sent back to Afghanistan to fly Apache helicopters for the U.S. army. Now all I have are his letters. Ninety-one of them to be exact. I keep them in his old plastic lunchbox--the one with the cool black car on it that says Knight Rider

Grade Level

3-5

Topic

Family Relationships; Family member death; Military families; Single parent; father in the military; death of a father; grief; loss; family tragedy; single mother

Main Character

girl

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

single mother

Awards

Best Children's Books of the Year, 2014
Distinguished Books, 2013
Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children's Book Award, 2014
None
Georgia Children's Book Award, 2015-2016
Nominee
Great Stone Face Book Award, 2014-2015
Nominee
Magnolia Award, 2015
Nominee
Quahog Book Award, 2014
Nominee

Keywords

bullying; schools; conduct of life; military and wars; behavior; Afghanistan; letters; comic books

Diversity Impact

direct

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