DIVerse Families
 
The Lottery Plus One

Title

The Lottery Plus One

Authors

Emma Donoghue

Illustrator

Caroline Hadilksono

Publisher

Arthur A. Levine Books

Publication Year

2017

ISBN

9780545925815

Pages

303 pages

Genre

realism

Format

chapter book

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Once upon a time, two couples with Jamaican, Mohawk, Indian, and Scottish ethnic roots won the lottery and bought a big house where all of them, four adults and seven adopted and biological children, could live together in harmony--but change is inevitable, especially when a disagreeable grandfather comes to stay.

Grade Level

3-5; 6-8

Lexile Measure

840L

Topic

Family Relationships; Racial Diversity; Culture/Ethnicity; LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Disability and Health; Adoption; Multiracial; Multicultural; Homosexuality; Transgender; Illness; Developmental disability; adopted children; adoptive family; multiracial family; multicultural family; gay; gay parents; lesbian; lesbian parents; transgender child; girl to boy; dementia; grandfather with dementia; shaken baby syndrome

Main Character

female child

Race/Ethnicities

Canadian / Indian / Jamaican / Mohawk / Scottish

Family Formation

two mothers and two fathers

LGBTQ+

lesbian females; gay males; transgender male

Awards

Carnegie Medal, 2018, Long List, Children's Book; Cybils Awards, 2017, Nominee, Middle Grade Fiction; Kirkus Best Middle Grade Books, 2017 Best Middle-Grade Family Stories; Kirkus Book Review Stars, 2016; Publishers Weekly Best Children's Book, 2017 Middle Grade

Keywords

blended family; lottery; Canada; grandfather; environmentally friendly lifestyle; homeschooled children; conservative values; progressive values

Diversity Impact

direct

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