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The Accidental Adventures of India McAllister

Title

The Accidental Adventures of India McAllister

Authors

Charlotte Agell

Illustrator

Charlotte Agell

Publisher

Henry Holt

Publication Year

2010

ISBN

9780805089028

Pages

151 pages

Genre

realism

Format

chapter book

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

India, an unusual nine-and-a-half-year-old living in small-town Maine, has a series of adventures which bring her closer to her artist-mother, strengthen her friendship with a neighbor boy, and help her to accept the man for whom her father moved away.

Grade Level

3-5

Topic

Family Relationships; LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Adoption; Single parent; Divorce; Homosexuality; adopted child; single mother; divorced parents; gay father

Main Character

girl

Race/Ethnicities

Chinese / White

Family Formation

single mother, gay father, and father's boyfriend

LGBTQ+

male/male

Awards

Best Children's Books of the Year, 2011
Rainbow List, 2011
The de Grummond Children's Literature Collection

Keywords

Maine; China; reading; dog; bird; woods; snow; friendship; artist

Diversity Impact

indirect

The Accidental Adventures of India McAllister

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