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Bird Lake Moon

Title

Bird Lake Moon

Authors

Ellen Hopkins

Publisher

HarperCollins

Publication Year

2010

ISBN

9780061470790

Pages

179 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Twelve-year-old Mitch and his mother are spending the summer with his grandparents at Bird Lake after his parents separate, and ten-year-old Spencer and his family have returned to the lake where Spencer's little brother drowned long ago, and as the boys become friends and spend time together, each of them begins to heal.

Grade Level

3-5

Topic

Family Relationships; Separation; Step parent; Divorce; Family member death; separated parents; single mother; divorced parents; death of a sibling; death of a brother

Main Character

boys

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

single mother; divorced parents

Awards

Elizabeth Burr/Worzalla Award, 2009, Outstanding Book
Outstanding Books by Wisconsin Authors and Illustrators, 2009, Selected, Juvenile Fiction

Keywords

family; friendship; grief; lakes; stories

Diversity Impact

direct

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