Shark Girl

Title

Shark Girl

Authors

Kelly Bingham

Publisher

Candlewick Press

Publication Year

2010

ISBN

9780763646271

Pages

288 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel in verse

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

After a shark attack causes the amputation of her right arm, fifteen-year-old Jane, an aspiring artist, struggles to come to terms with her loss and the changes it imposes on her day-to-day life and her plans for the future.

Grade Level

6-8; 9-12

Lexile Measure

HL550L

Diversity Topics

Family Relationships; Disability and Health; Family Member Death; Single Parent; Physical Disability; single mother; death of father; amputation; amputee

Main Character

female teenager

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

single mother

Awards

Best Children's Books of the Year, 2008 Age (12 and up) Distinguished Books, 2007 Fiction Kids Reading List, 2008 Age (12 and up) Middle and Junior High Schoool Library Catalog, Ninth Edition Supplement 2008, 2008 Publishers Weekly Book Review Stars, 2007 School Library Journal Book Review Stars, 2007 Senior High Core Collection Supplement to the Seventeenth Edition 2008, 2008 Iowa Teen Award, 2011, Winner South Dakota Teen Choice Award, 2010, Runner Up, Middle School

Keywords

interpersonal relations; self-acceptance; shark attack; friendships; family relations; artists; high school; loss; change; adolescence; new experience; people with disabilities; determination

Diversity Impact

direct

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