Kids of Appetite
Viking Books for Young Readers
Teens Victor Benucci and Madeline Falco sit in separate police interrogation rooms telling about the misfits who brought them together and their journey sparked by a message in an urn.
Family Relationships; Culture/Ethnicity; Disability and Health; Single parent; Family member death; Family violence; Immigrants and refugees; Physical disability; Neurological disorder; Illness; single mother; death of a father; grief; family tragedy; abusive uncle; accident; loss; refugee adults; mute; mute adult; Moebius syndrome; cancer
male teenager; female teenager
Black (Congolese) / White
Cybils Awards, 2016, Nominee, Audio Book
Indies Choice Book Award, 2017, Finalist, Young Adult Book
Best Children's Books of the Year, 2017 Ages 14 and Older
Publishers Weekly Best Children's Book, 2016 Young Adult
YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults, 2017 Young Adult Fiction
police; scavanger hunt; riddle; investigation; murder; New Jersey; love; friendship; urn; ashes
Arnold, David, "Kids of Appetite" (2016). Diverse Families. 1781.