Marcelo In The Real World

Title

Marcelo In The Real World

Publisher

Scholastic Paperbacks

Publication Year

2011

ISBN

9780545056908

Pages

320 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

The term "cognitive disorder" implies there is something wrong with the way I think or the way I perceive reality. I perceive reality just fine. Sometimes I perceive more of reality than others. Marcelo Sandoval hears music that nobody else can hear ― part of an autism-like condition that no doctor has been able to identify. But his father has never fully believed in the music or Marcelo's differences, and he challenges Marcelo to work in the mailroom of his law firm for the summer . . . to join "the real world."

Grade Level

6-8; 9-12

Lexile Measure

HL700L

Diversity Topics

Health & Disability; Developmental disability; Asperger syndrome; autism

Main Character

male teenager

Race/Ethnicities

Undetermined

Awards

School Library Journal's Battle of the Kids' Books, 2010, Nominee
Schneider Family Book Award, 2010, Winner, Teen
Once Upon A World Children's Book Award, 2010, Winner
Mind the Gap Award, 2010, Winner, Someday My Printz Will Come
James Cook Book Award: Celebrating Diversity in Teen Literature, 2011, Winner
Gold Inky, 2011, Long List
Cuffies: Children's Booksellers Choose Their Favorite (and not-so-favorite) Books of the Year, 2009, Winner, Favorite Young Adult Novel
Americas Award for Children's and Young Adult Literature, 2010, Commended Title
Amelia Elizabeth Walden Award, 2010, Finalist, Young Adult Literature

Keywords

friendship; school; classmates; coworkers; law firm; internship; summer job

Diversity Impact

direct

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