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Six of Crows

Title

Six of Crows

Authors

Leigh Bardugo

Publisher

Henry Holt and Company

Publication Year

2015

ISBN

9781250076960

Pages

465 pages

Genre

fantasy

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Ketterdam: a bustling hub of international trade where anything can be had for the right price-and no one knows that better than criminal prodigy Kaz Brekker. Kaz is offered a chance at a deadly heist that could make him rich beyond his wildest dreams. But he can't pull it off alone... A convict with a thirst for revenge. A sharpshooter who can't walk away from a wager. A runaway with a privileged past. A spy known as the Wraith. A Heartrender using her magic to survive the slums. A thief with a gift for unlikely escapes. Six dangerous outcasts. One impossible heist. Kaz's crew is the only thing that might stand between the world and destruction-if they don't kill each other first.

Grade Level

6-8; 9-12

Lexile Measure

HL790L

Topic

Racial Diversity; Culture/Ethnicity; LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Disability and Health; Biracial; Bicultural; Multicultural; Homosexuality; Bisexuality; Physical disability; Mental illness; Addiction; bicultural teenager; multicultural community; biracial teenager; gay; gay teenager; bisexual; bisexual teenager; chronic pain; teenager with chronic pain; teenager who uses a cane; limp; teenager with limp; teenager with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD); post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD); panic attacks; teenager with panic attacks; gambling addiction; teenager with gambling addiction

Main Character

female teenager; male teengaer

Race/Ethnicities

Black / Brown / White

LGBTQ+

gay male; bisexual male; bisexual female

Awards

Abraham Lincoln Illinois High School Book Award, 2018, Winner; Goodreads Choice Award, 2015, Nominee, Young Adult Fantasy and Science Fiction; Kirkus Book Award, 2015, Nominee, Young Reader; Southern California Independent Booksellers Award (SCIBA), 2016, Winner, Young Adult Novels; Thumbs Up! Award, 2016, Nominee, Young Adult Literature; Arkansas Teen Book Award, 2017, Honorable Mention, Grades 10-12; Colorado Blue Spruce Young Adult Book Award, 2017, Winner; Show Me Readers Award, 2018, 3rd Place; Soaring Eagle Book Award, 2016-2017, 1st Runner Up; Best Books for Teens, 2015; Guide Book to Gift Books, 2016 Books for Older Readers; Young Adults' Choices, 2016

Keywords

heist; theives; gangs; criminals; friendship; prison escape; magic; revenge; betrayal; gambling

Diversity Impact

indirect

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