A Plan for Pops

Title

A Plan for Pops

Authors

Heather Smith

Illustrator

Brooke Kerrigan

Publisher

Orca Book Publishers

Publication Year

2019

ISBN

9781459816145

Pages

32 pages

Genre

realism

Format

picture book

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Lou spends every Saturday with Grandad and Pops. They walk to the library hand in  hand, like a chain of paper dolls. Grandad reads books about science and design, Pops listens to rock and roll, and Lou bounces from lap to lap. But everything changes one Saturday. Pops has a fall. That night there is terrible news: Pops will be confined to a wheelchair, not just for now, but for always. Unable to cope with his new circumstances, he becomes withdrawn and shuts himself in his room. Hearing Grandad trying to cheer up Pops inspires Lou to make a plan. Using skills learned from Grandad, and with a little help from their neighbors, Lou comes up with a plan for Pops.

Grade Level

PK-1; K-3

Lexile Measure

610L

Diversity Topics

LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Disability and Health; Gay/Lesbian; Mental Illness; Physical Disability; gay grandparents; depression; wheelchair user

Main Character

male child

Race/Ethnicities

White

LGBTQ+

gay

Keywords

grandfather and grandson; aging; child inventors; familial love; inventions

Diversity Impact

direct

A Plan for Pops

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