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Signal

Title

Signal

Publisher

Farrar, Straus, and Giroux

Publication Year

2009

ISBN

9780374399153

Pages

176 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

After moving with his emotionally distant father to the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York, twelve-year-old Owen faces a lonely summer until he meets an abused girl who may be a space alien.

Grade Level

3-5; 6-8

Topic

Family Relationships; Family violence; Family member death; abusive parental boyfriend; domestic abuse; death of a mother

Main Character

boy

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

single father

Awards

Nutmeg Children's Book Award, 2012
Nominee
West Virginia Children's Book Award, 2011-2012
Nominee

Keywords

friendship; loneliness; child abuse; space; alien; dog; soccer

Diversity Impact

indirect

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