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Waterbound

Title

Waterbound

Authors

Jane Stemp

Publisher

Dial Books

Publication Year

1996

ISBN

9780803719941

Pages

229 pages

Genre

science fiction

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

In a futuristic society sixteen-year-old Gem discovers that a group of handicapped people who call themselves the Waterbound live hidden beneath the City.

Grade Level

3-5; 6-8

Diversity Topics

Disability and Health; Physical disability; Developmental disability; deaf; blind; sign language; congenital limb difference; missing limb; wheelchair user; cerebral palsy

Main Character

female teenager

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

mother and father

Awards

Best Children's Books of the Year, 1998 Nine & Up Science Fiction

Keywords

future; secret; caves; outcasts; friendship; government intervention; dystopian

Diversity Impact

direct

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