DIVerse Families
 
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Authors

Swati Avasthi

Publisher

Alfred A. Knopf

Publication Year

2010

ISBN

9780375863400

Pages

282 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

A teenaged boy thrown out of his house by his abusive father goes to live with his older brother, who ran away from home years ago to escape the abuse.

Grade Level

9-12

Lexile Measure

HL610L

Diversity Topics

Family Relationships; Family violence; Kinship care abusive father; physical abuse; spousal abuse; child abuse; brother raising brother

Main Character

male teenager

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

mother, father, and brother

Awards

Cybils Awards, 2010, Winner, Young Adult Fiction
International Reading Association Children's and Young Adults' Book Award, 2011, Winner, Young Adult Fiction
Minnesota Book Awards, 2011, Finalist, Young People's Literature
New Mexico Book Award, 2011, Winner, Young Adult
Parents' Choice Award, 2010, Silver, Fiction
Best Children's Books of the Year, 2011 Twelve to Fourteen
Choices, 2011 Fiction Young Adult
School Library Journal Book Review Stars, 2010
Selected Audiobooks for Young Adults, 2011 Fiction
YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults, 2011

Keywords

estranged brother; girlfriend; new school; new job; kicked out; feelings; apartment; fleeing abuse

Diversity Impact

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