Court of Fives
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
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.
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
Black / White
mother and father
Andre Norton Award, 2015, Nominee
Cybils Awards, 2015, Nominee, Young Adult (Speculative Fiction)
competition; oppression; family; sisters; romance; worldbuilding; sibling rivalry; colonizers; class inequality
Elliott, Kate, "Court of Fives" (2015). Diverse Families. 1444.