DIVerse Families
 
Scooter

Title

Scooter

Illustrator

Vera B. Williams

Publisher

Greenwillow Books

Publication Year

1993

ISBN

9780064409681

Pages

160 pages

Genre

realism

Format

chapter book

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

A child's silver blue scooter helps her to adjust to her new home. Elana Rose tells of her event-filled first summer after moving with her mother to a new apartment, as new neighbors and friends become an important part of Elana Rose's life. A treasure of a book--touching, funny, and totally original--with a surprise climax.

Grade Level

K-3; 3-5; 6-8

Lexile Measure

800L

Topic

Family Relationships; Divorce; divorced parents

Main Character

female child

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

divorced parents

Awards

Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for Excellence in Children's Literature, 1994, Winner, Fiction
Judy Lopez Memorial Award for Children's Literature, 1994, Honor Book
Reading Magic Award, 1993, Winner

Keywords

scooters; moving; friendship; mother and daughter; New York City; apartment

Diversity Impact

indirect

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