Touch Blue

Title

Touch Blue

Authors

Cynthia Lord

Publisher

Scholastic Inc

Publication Year

2012

ISBN

9780545035323

Pages

192 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

When the state of Maine threatens to shut down their island's one-room schoolhouse because of dwindling enrollment, eleven-year-old Tess, a strong believer in luck, and her family take in a trumpet-playing foster child, to increase the school's population.

Grade Level

3-5; 6-8

Lexile Measure

750L

Diversity Topics

Family Relationships; Adoption; Foster care; adoptive family; adoptive parents; adoptive mother; adoptive father; adoptive siblings; adopted child; foster parents; foster mother; foster father; foster sibling; foster brother; foster child

Main Character

female child; male teenager

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

mother and father

Awards

Lupine Award, 2010, Winner, Juvenile Young Adult

Keywords

Maine; island; school; blue; freedom; authority; wish; luck; redhead; quantity

Diversity Impact

direct

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