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A Card for My Father

Title

A Card for My Father

Illustrator

Morgan Clement

Publisher

Penny Candy Books

Publication Year

2018

ISBN

9780998799964

Pages

40 pages

Genre

realism

Format

picture book

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

A Card For My Father by Samantha Thornhill with illustrations by Morgan Clement is the first title in a trilogy of picture books exploring the lasting effects, big and small, of a father’s incarceration on his first-grade daughter, Flora. In A Card For My Father, how can Flora complete her class assignment to write a Father’s Day card when she’s never met her father?

Grade Level

K-3; 3-5

Lexile Measure

720L

Diversity Topics

Family Relationships; Racial Diversity; Incarceration; Biracial; Multiracial; father in prison; biracial child; multiracial community

Main Character

female child

Race/Ethnicities

Black / White

Family Formation

single mother

Keywords

Father's Day; cards; imagination; class project; friendship; absent father; elementary school

Diversity Impact

direct

A Card for My Father


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