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Rits

Title

Rits

Publisher

Front Street

Publication Year

2008

ISBN

9781590785454

Pages

236 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

When his father runs off with his girlfriend and his distraught mother is admitted to an institution, thirteen-year-old Rits goes to live with his uncle and tries to make the best of his unusual circumstances.

Grade Level

6-8

Topic

Family Relationships; Kinship care; uncle raising nephew

Main Character

boy

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

mother, father, and uncle

Awards

The de Grummond Children's Literature Collection

Keywords

family problems; mental health institution; travel; diary; films; friendship

Diversity Impact

direct

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