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Wild Blues

Title

Wild Blues

Authors

Beth Kephart

Illustrator

William Sulit

Publisher

Atheneum Books For Young Readers

Publication Year

2018

ISBN

9781481491532

Pages

336 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Thirteen-year-old Lizzie relates, through a victim statement, her harrowing journey through the Adirondacks seeking her disabled friend, Matias, who was kidnapped by escaped convicts.

Grade Level

3-5; 6-8

Lexile Measure

HL780L

Diversity Topics

Family Relationships; Disability and Health; Separation; Incarceration; Physical disability; Illness; separated parents; prison; father in prison; mobility; proportionate dwarfism; cancer; thyroid cancer; chemotherapy

Main Character

female teenager

Race/Ethnicities

multiple

Family Formation

mother

Keywords

medication; prison; escape; kidnapping; survival; guide; painting; paintings; rescue; police; uncle-niece relationship; antiques

Diversity Impact

indirect

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