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Court of Fives

Title

Court of Fives

Authors

Kate Elliott

Publisher

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Publication Year

2015

ISBN

9780316364195

Pages

448 pages

Genre

fantasy

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

When a scheming lord tears Jess's family apart, she must rely on her unlikely friendship with Kal, a high-ranking Patron boy, and her skill at Fives, an intricate, multi-level athletic competition that offers a chance for glory, to protect her Commoner mother and mixed-race sisters and save her father's reputation.

Grade Level

6-8; 9-12

Lexile Measure

850L

Topic

Family Relationships; Culture/Ethnicity; Racial Diversity; Separation; Military families; Bicultural; Biracial; Interracial; Race discrimination; separated parents; father in the military; bicultural family; biracial family; biracial teenager; interracial relationship; interracial parents; prejudice; marginalized group of people

Main Character

female teenager

Race/Ethnicities

Black / White

Family Formation

mother and father

Awards

Andre Norton Award, 2015, Nominee; Cybils Awards, 2015, Nominee, Young Adult (Speculative Fiction)

Keywords

competition; oppression; family; sisters; romance; worldbuilding; sibling rivalry; colonizers; class inequality

Diversity Impact

indirect

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