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In Search of Us

Title

In Search of Us

Authors

Ava Dellaira

Publisher

Farrar Straus Giroux Books for Young Readers

Publication Year

2018

ISBN

9780374305314

Pages

403 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Relates the stories of Marilyn who, at age seventeen, fell in love with James, left her stage-mother, and set out on her own and Angie, her now seventeen-year-old daughter, who returns to Hollywood seeking her father.

Grade Level

9-12

Topic

Family Relationships; Racial Diversity; Single parent; Family member death; Family violence; Biracial; Interracial; Race discrimination; single mother; death of a father; grief; family tragedy; loss; domestic abuse; abusive uncle; biracial teenager; interracial relationship; racism

Main Character

girls

Race/Ethnicities

African American / White

Family Formation

single mother

LGBTQ+

none

Keywords

romance; 1990s; Los Angeles; modeling; road trip; multigenerational

Diversity Impact

direct

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