DIVerse Families
 
We the Children

Title

We the Children

Authors

Andrew Clements

Illustrator

Adam Stower

Publisher

Atheneum Books for Young Readers

Publication Year

2011

ISBN

9781416939078

Pages

176 pages

Genre

realism

Format

picturebook

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Sixth-grader Ben Pratt's life is full of changes that he does not like--his parents' separation and the plan to demolish his seaside school to build an amusement park--but when the school janitor gives him a tarnished coin with some old engravings and then dies, Ben is drawn into an effort to keep the school from being destroyed.

Grade Level

K-3; 3-5

Topic

Family Relationships; Separation; Divorce; separated parents; co-parenting; two homes

Main Character

boy

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

separated parents

Keywords

mystery and detective stories; riddles; sailing; schools

Diversity Impact

indirect

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