Saturdays with Hitchcock

Title

Saturdays with Hitchcock

Publisher

Charlesbridge

Publication Year

2017

ISBN

9781580897754

Pages

272 pages

Genre

realism

Format

chapter book

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Twelve-year-old Maisie feels that she has enough complications in her life: her actor uncle has moved in with her family while he recovers from an accident and her father is not pleased, her grandmother is slipping into dementia but wants to remarry, her mom has been laid off, and her best friend Cyrus, with whom she spends Saturdays watching classic movies, has revealed that he is gay--but Gary, the boy he has a crush on, seems more attracted to Maisie herself.

Grade Level

3-5

Lexile Measure

608L

Diversity Topics

Family Relationships; LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Disability and Health; Kinship care; Gay/Lesbian; Physical disability; Illness; family taking care of uncle; gay; gay child; injury; broken collarbone; broken ribs; dementia

Main Character

female child

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

mother and father

LGBTQ+

gay male

Awards

Paterson Prize for Books for Young People, 2018, Honor Book, Grades 4-6
Rainbow List, 2019 Middle Grade Fiction

Keywords

movies; actor; crushes; friendship; uncle; losing a job; film and TV references; grandmother; movie theater

Diversity Impact

indirect

Saturdays with Hitchcock

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