Jo Makes a Friend

Title

Jo Makes a Friend

Illustrator

Louisa May Alcott

Publisher

Delacorte Books for Young Readers

Publication Year

1998

ISBN

9780385325813

Pages

112 pages

Genre

realism

Format

chapter book

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

At the request of her great-aunt, ten-year-old Jo tries to befriend a sad and lonely blind girl who is visiting the neighborhood. Exuberant Jo March never sits still. Whether she's racing against boys or scribbling and acting in her latest play, Jo is always active and creative. So when Aunt March asks her to befriend Pauline Wheeler, Jo can't believe that the girl spends every day cooped up in her bedroom. True, Pauline is blind and utterly dependent on her governess, but her fear of life exhausts Jo's patience. The two girls simply have nothing in common--until they're caught in a snow squall that changes their lives.

Grade Level

K-3; 3-5

Lexile Measure

620L

Diversity Topics

Disability and Health; Physical disability; blind; blind child

Main Character

female child

Race/Ethnicities

White

Keywords

friendship; snow squall; creativity; differences; independence; lonliness

Diversity Impact

direct

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