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The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly

Title

The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly

Authors

Stephanie Oakes

Publisher

Dial Books

Publication Year

2015

ISBN

9780803740709

Pages

396 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

A handless teen escapes from a cult, only to find herself in juvenile detention and suspected of knowing who murdered her cult leader.

Grade Level

9-12

Lexile Measure

HL790L

Topic

Family Relationships; Racial Diversity; Disability and Health; Incarceration; Family violence; Interracial; Race discrimination; Physical disability; teenager in prison; domestic abuse; abusive father; violence; interracial relationship; racism; amputation; hand amputation

Main Character

female teenager

Race/Ethnicities

African American / White

Family Formation

mother and father

Awards

Gold Inky, 2016, Long List; Golden Kite Award, 2016, Honor, Fiction; Silver Inky, 2016, Long List; William C. Morris Award, 2016, Finalist, Young Adult; Best Books for Teens, 2015; Best Children's Books of the Year, 2016 Fourteen and Up; Booklist Book Review Stars, 2015; Booklist Editors' Choice: Books for Youth, 2015 Fiction for Older Readers; Booklist Top 10 First Novels for Youth, 2015; Booklist Top 10 Religion and Spirituality Books for Youth, 2015; YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults, 2016 Young Adult Fiction

Keywords

cults; confession; interview; arson; murder; juvenile detention; trauma; forbidden romance; punishment

Diversity Impact

direct

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