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Title

This Side of Home

Authors

Reneé Watson

Publisher

Bloomsbury

Publication Year

2015

ISBN

9781599906683

Pages

326 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Twins Nikki and Maya Younger always agreed on most things, but as they head into their senior year they react differently to the gentrification of their Portland, Oregon neighborhood and the new--white--family that moves in after their best friend and her mother are evicted.

Grade Level

6-8; 9-12

Lexile Measure

HL670L

Diversity Topics

Culture/Ethnicity; Racial Diversity; Disability and Health; Multicultural; Interracial; Race discrimination; Addiction; multicultural community; interracial relationship; racism; prejudice; alcoholism; alcoholic mother

Main Character

female teenager

Race/Ethnicities

Black (African American) / White

Family Formation

mother and father

Awards

Cybils Awards, 2015, Nominee, Young Adult Fiction
Best Children's Books of the Year, 2016 Twelve to Fourteen
Best of the Best Books, 2015 Teen Fiction
Booklist Book Review Stars, 2015
Bulletin Blue Ribbons, 2015 Fiction
Choices, 2016 Fiction Young Adult
Guide Book to Gift Books, 2016 Books for Older Readers
Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 2016 Contemporary Concerns

Keywords

gentrification; Portland, Oregon; high school; student council; Spelman College; twins; neighbors; romance

Diversity Impact

direct

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