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A Real Christmas This Year

Title

A Real Christmas This Year

Publisher

Clarion Books

Publication Year

1995

ISBN

9780395701171

Pages

144 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Twelve-year-old Megan's efforts to provide a real Christmas for her multiply handicapped brother and the rest of the family cause problems with her best friend and some other schoolmates. Megan loves her little brother Kevin, but she still wishes for the kind of social and family life she could have if he weren't multi-handicapped. An accident causes her home life to become chaotic and unhappy again, but with determination and ingenuity--and in the true spirit of the season--Megan manages to make her Christmas dream come true.

Grade Level

3-5; 6-8

Lexile Measure

680L

Diversity Topics

Disability and Health; Physical disability; low vision; hearing loss; hard of hearing

Main Character

male child; female child

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

mother and father

Awards

Adventuring with Books: A Booklist for PreK-Grade 6, 1997
Young Adults' Choices, 1997

Keywords

Christmas; holiday; siblings; glasses; hearing aid; babysitting; destroyed equipment; tantrums; behavior issues

Diversity Impact

direct

A Real Christmas This Year


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