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Death Coming Up the Hill

Title

Death Coming Up the Hill

Publisher

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Publication Year

2014

ISBN

9780544302150

Pages

208 pages

Genre

historical

Format

poetry

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Douglas Ashe keeps a weekly record of historical and personal events in 1968, the year he turns seventeen, including the escalating war in Vietnam, assassinations, rampant racism, and rioting; his first girlfriend, his parents' separation, and a longed-for sister.

Grade Level

6-8

Topic

Family Relationships; Racial Diversity; Separation; Divorce; Race discrimination; separated parents; custody; separate homes; co-parenting; racism

Main Character

boy

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

separated parents

Keywords

coming of age; dating; family problems; social change; Vietnam War

Diversity Impact

direct

Death Coming Up the Hill

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