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Our Gracie Aunt

Title

Our Gracie Aunt

Illustrator

Jon J. Muth

Publisher

Hyperion Books for Children

Publication Year

2002

ISBN

9780786806201

Pages

32 pages

Genre

realism

Format

picturebook

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

When a brother and sister are taken to stay with their mother's sister because their mother neglects them, they wonder if they will see their mother again.

Grade Level

K-3

Topic

Family Relationships; Kinship care; Legal guardianship; aunt raising niece; aunt raising nephew

Main Character

boy and girl

Race/Ethnicities

African American

Family Formation

mother and aunt

Awards

Best Children's Books of the Year, 2003
Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 2003
Teachers' Choices, 2003
The de Grummond Children's Literature Collection

Keywords

social worker; love; safety

Diversity Impact

direct

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