Holes in the Kky

Title

Holes in the Kky

Illustrator

Patricia Polacco

Publisher

G.P. Putnam's Sons

Publication Year

2018

ISBN

9781524739485

Genre

realism

Format

picture book

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Soon after her beloved grandmother's death, Trisha's family moves to a diverse California neighborhood where she meets Stewart and his grandmother, Miss Eula, who brings people together to help a grieving neighbor.

Grade Level

K-3

Lexile Measure

730L

Diversity Topics

Family Relationships; Racial Diversity; Single parent; Family member death; Multiracial; single mother; death of a grandmother; multiracial community

Main Character

female child

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

single mother

Awards

Cybils Awards, 2018, Nominee, Fiction Picture Book
Storytelling World Resource Award, 2019, Winner, Stories for Young Listeners
Teachers' Choices, 2019 Intermediate Readers (Grades 3 5, Ages 8 11)

Keywords

grandmothers; neighborliness, grief in children; moving to a new state; friendship; gardens; Oakland, California

Diversity Impact

direct

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