DIVerse Families
 
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Authors

Sheree Fitch

Publisher

Orca Book Publishers

Publication Year

2002

ISBN

9781551432489

Pages

101 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Fourteen-year-old Julian's parents separated when he was a baby and he is still angry and hurt. His mother has had relationships since -- all of which have ended disastrously -- but this time it seems serious. Jean-Paul looks like he might be the real thing. Julian is wary and critical as he comes to terms with the fact that he and his brother may have to let down their defenses and allow their mother to find happiness. On a road trip with his mother and her new beau, Julian finds that love and happiness come in many guises. In the end, he realizes that it is not blood that determines true family, but the willingness to stand together.

Grade Level

6-8; 9-12

Topic

Family Relationships; Divorce; divorced parents

Main Character

boy

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

single mother

Keywords

bad relationships; serious relationship; mother's boyfriend

Diversity Impact

direct

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