Summer of a Thousand Pies

Title

Summer of a Thousand Pies

Publisher

Balzer + Bray

Publication Year

2019

ISBN

9780062803467

Pages

375 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

After her father goes to jail, Cady Bennett, twelve, is taken from foster care to spend a summer with her estranged Aunt Michelle, trying to save her failing pie shop.

Grade Level

3-5; 6-8

Lexile Measure

590L

Diversity Topics

Family Relationships; LGBTQ; Family member death; Foster care; Homelessness; Legal guardianship / Kinship care; Poverty; Single parent; Gay/Lesbian; foster child; single father; losing your father; relatives raising relative; living in poverty; impoverished parents; financial hardship; same sex relationship

Main Character

female child

Race/Ethnicities

Undetermined

Awards

Cybils Awards, 2019, Nominee, Middle Grade Fiction
Rainbow List, 2020 Middle Grade Non-Fiction

Keywords

coming of age; foster care; family; hardship; business; pie; child; struggle

Diversity Impact

direct

Summer of a Thousand Pies

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