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Nine Candles

Title

Nine Candles

Authors

Maria Testa

Illustrator

Amanda Schaffer

Publisher

Carolrhoda Books

Publication Year

1996

ISBN

9780876149409

Pages

32 pages

Genre

realism

Format

picture book

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

After visiting his mother in prison on his seventh birthday, Raymond wishes it were his ninth birthday when Mama has promised to be home with his dad and him.

Grade Level

K-3

Lexile Measure

470L

Topic

Family Relationships; Single parent; Incarceration; mom in prision; single dad

Main Character

boy

Race/Ethnicities

Hispanic

Family Formation

incarceration

Awards

Children's Choices,1997 International Reading Association
Kaleidoscope, A Multicultural Booklist for Grades K-8, Third Edition,2001 National Council of Teachers of English
Recommended Literature: Kindergarten through Grade Twelve,2002 California Department of Education
Society of School Librarians International Book Awards, 1996 Honor United States

Keywords

mothers and sons; birthdays

Diversity Impact

direct

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