The Lottery Plus One
Arthur A. Levine Books
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.
Family Relationships; Racial Diversity; Culture/Ethnicity; LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Disability and Health; Adoption; Multiracial; Multicultural; Gay/Lesbian; 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
Canadian / Indian / Jamaican / Mohawk / Scottish
two mothers and two fathers
lesbian females; gay males; transgender male
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
blended family; lottery; Canada; grandfather; environmentally friendly lifestyle; homeschooled children; conservative values; progressive values
Donoghue, Emma, "The Lottery Plus One" (2017). Diverse Families. 1513.