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Title

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Publisher

Atheneum

Publication Year

2018

ISBN

9781442495005

Pages

320 pages

Genre

realism

Format

chapter book

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Piano-prodigy Isabella, eleven, whose black father and white mother struggle to share custody, never feels whole, especially as racial tensions affect her school, her parents both become engaged, and she and her stepbrother are stopped by police.

Grade Level

3-5; 6-8

Lexile Measure

610L

Diversity Topics

Family Relationships; Racial Diversity; Separation; Divorce; Biracial; Interracial; Race discrimination; separated parents; separate home; two homes; co-parenting; divorced parents; biracial child; interracial family; interracial parents; mixed race; racism; prejudice

Main Character

female child; male teenager

Race/Ethnicities

Black / White

Family Formation

divorced mother and father

Awards

Amazon Editors' Picks: Best Books of the Year, 2018 Age (9-12)
Choices, 2019 Children's Fiction
Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 2019 Grades 6-8

Keywords

school; identity; police; police brutality; microaggressions; piano; history

Diversity Impact

direct

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