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If I Ever Get Out of Here

Title

If I Ever Get Out of Here

Publisher

Arthur A Levine Books

Publication Year

2013

ISBN

9780553395464

Pages

350 pages

Genre

historical

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Seventh-grader Lewis "Shoe" Blake from the Tuscarora Reservation has a new friend, George Haddonfield from the local Air Force base, but in 1975 upstate New York there is a lot of tension and hatred between Native Americans and Whites--and Lewis is not sure that he can rely on friendship.

Grade Level

6-8; 9-12

Topic

Family Relationships; Racial Diversity; Poverty; Military families; Race discrimination; Single parent; living in poverty; single mother; father of friend in military; prejudice

Main Character

boy

Race/Ethnicities

Tuscarora Indians / White

Family Formation

single mother

Awards

American Indian Youth Literature Award, 2014
Honor Book Skipping Stones Honor Award, 2014, Winner
Multicultural And International Awareness
Read On Wisconsin, 2015-2016
Nominee

Keywords

race relations; families of military personnel; Tuscarora Indians; Air Force; music; bullying; veterans

Diversity Impact

direct

If I Ever Get Out of Here

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