DIVerse Families
 
After Tupac & D Foster

Title

After Tupac & D Foster

Publisher

G.P. Putnam's Sons

Publication Year

2008

ISBN

9780142413999

Pages

192 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

In the New York City borough of Queens in 1996, three girls bond over their shared love of Tupac Shakur's music, as together they try to make sense of the unpredictable world in which they live.

Grade Level

6-8

Lexile Measure

750L

Topic

Family Relationships; Racial Diversity; LGTBQ (Gender & Sexuality); Single parent; Foster care; Incarceration; Biracial; Homosexuality; single mother; foster mother; foster child; brother in prison; biracial child; gay; gay family member; gay child

Main Character

female child

Race/Ethnicities

Black / White

Family Formation

multiple

LGBTQ+

gay male

Awards

Amelia Elizabeth Walden Award, 2009, Finalist, Young Adult Literature
Cybils Awards, 2008, Finalist, Young Adult Novels
John Newbery Medal, 2009, Honor Book
Josette Frank Award, 2009, Winner

Keywords

teenagers; friendship; coming of age; large family; Tupac; music; gun violence

Diversity Impact

direct

After Tupac & D Foster

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