Three Pennies

Title

Three Pennies

Authors

Melanie Crowder

Publisher

Atheneum Books for Young Readers

Publication Year

2017

ISBN

9781481471879

Pages

192 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

In San Francisco, eleven-year-old Marin desperately searches for her birthmother knowing time is running out before she is adopted, and discovers for the first time in her life what it feels like to be truly wanted by someone.

Grade Level

3-5; 6-8

Lexile Measure

850L

Diversity Topics

Family Relationships; Racial Diversity; LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Adoption; Foster care; Interracial; Gay/Lesbian; adopted child; adoptive mother; birth parents; foster child; foster family; interracial adoption; interracial family; lesbian; lesbian adult; lesbian mother

Main Character

female child

Race/Ethnicities

Asian / White

Family Formation

ward of the state; adoptive single mother

LGBTQ+

lesbian female

Awards

Best Books for Kids, 2017
Best Children's Books of the Year, 2018 Ages (9 to 12)
Kirkus Book Review Stars, 2017

Keywords

San Franciso, California; earthquake; pennies; owl; social worker; tectonic plates; abandonment

Diversity Impact

direct

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