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Full Cicada Moon

Title

Full Cicada Moon

Authors

Marilyn Hilton

Publisher

Dial Books for Year Readers, an Imprint of Penguin Group

Publication Year

2015

ISBN

9780525428756

Pages

389 pages

Genre

historical

Format

novel in verse

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

In 1969 twelve-year-old Mimi and her family move to an all-white town in Vermont, where Mimi's mixed-race background and interest in "boyish" topics like astronomy make her feel like an outsider.

Grade Level

3-5, 6-8

Lexile Measure

790L

Topic

Racial Diversity; LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Biracial; Interracial; Gender nonconformity; biracial child; interracial family; mixed race; gender roles

Main Character

female child

Race/Ethnicities

African American / Japanese

Family Formation

mother and father

Awards

Best Children's Books of the Year, 2016 Bank Street Center for Children's Literature
Booklist Book Review Stars, Sep. 1, 2015 American Library Association
CSMCL Best Books, 2015 Center for the Study of Multicultural Children's Literature
Cybils Awards, 2015 Finalist United States
Kirkus Book Award, 2015 NOMINEE United States

Keywords

Apollo 11; moving; Vermont; astronomy; racial profiling; fitting in; middle school

Diversity Impact

direct

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