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Hidden Roots

Title

Hidden Roots

Authors

Joseph Bruchac

Publisher

Scholastic Press

Publication Year

2004

ISBN

9780439353595

Pages

136 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Although he is uncertain why his father is so angry and what secret his mother is keeping from him, eleven-year-old Sonny knows that he is different from his classmates in their small New York town.

Grade Level

6-8

Lexile Measure

830L

Topic

Family Relationships; Racial Diversity; Culture/Ethnicity; Family violence; Kinship care; Biracial; Interracial; Bicultural; abusive father; physical abuse; grandfather looking after grandson; biracial child; interracial marriage; interracial parents; bicultural child

Main Character

male child

Race/Ethnicities

Native American / French-Canadian

Family Formation

mother and father

Awards

American Indian Youth Literature Award, 2006, Winner, Middle School
50 Books about Family, 2011 Older Children and Young Adult
Best Children's Books of the Year, 2004 Age (12 and up)
Choices, 2005 Children's Fiction
Middle and Junior High School Library Catalog, Ninth Edition, 2005

Keywords

Native Americans; family life; prejudices; sterilization; bullying; Vermont Eugenics Project; librarian

Diversity Impact

direct

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