Keurium

Title

Keurium

Authors

Jessica Sun Lee

Publisher

Pent-Up Press

Publication Year

2018

ISBN

9781732094314

Pages

362 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Shay Stone lies in a hospital bed, catatonic -- dead to the world. Her family thinks it's a ploy for attention. Doctors believe it's the result of an undisclosed trauma. At the mercy of memories and visitations, Shay unearths secrets that may have led to her collapse. Will she remain paralyzed in denial? Or can she accept the unfathomable and break free?

Grade Level

9-12

Diversity Topics

Family Relationships; Racial Diversity; Disability and Health; Adoption; Family violence; Interracial; Neurological disorder; adopted teenager; adoptive parents; international adoption; emotional abuse; interracial adoption; interracial family; catatonia

Main Character

female teenager

Race/Ethnicities

Asian (Korean) / White

Family Formation

adoptive mother and father

Keywords

trauma; dysfunctional family; secrets; approval; hospital; memories; resilience

Diversity Impact

direct

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