Locomotion

Title

Locomotion

Publisher

G.P. Putnam's Sons

Publication Year

2003

ISBN

9780399231155

Pages

100 pages

Genre

realism

Format

poetry

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

In a series of poems, eleven-year-old Lonnie writes about his life, after the death of his parents, separated from his younger sister, living in a foster home, and finding his poetic voice at school.

Grade Level

3-5; 6-8

Lexile Measure

NP

Diversity Topics

Family Relationships; Culture/Ethnicity; Disability and Health; Family member death; Foster care; Bicultural; Illness; foster mother; death of mother; death of father; bicultural family; sickle cell; sickness; disease

Main Character

male child

Race/Ethnicities

African American

Awards

Wirral Paperback of the Year Award, 2004, Short List
National Book Award, 2003, Finalist, Young People's Literature
Judy Lopez Memorial Award for Children's Literature, 2004, Honor Book
Coretta Scott King Book Award, 2004, Honor Book, Author
Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for Excellence in Children's Literature, 2003, Honor Book, Fiction and Poetry

Keywords

kids; middle school; friendship; dancing

Diversity Impact

direct

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