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

Topic

Family Relationships; Family violence; family violence; abusive father; child abuse

Main Character

boy

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

mother and father

Awards

Best Children's Books of the Year,2011Choices,2011YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults,2011Selected Audiobooks for Young Adults,2011Florida Teens Read, 2011-2012 (Nominee)Gateway Readers Award, 2012-2013 (Nominee)Rhode Island Teen Book Award, 2012 (Nominee)Sequoyah Book Award, 2012-2013 (Nominee)Young Adult Reading Program, 2012-2013 (Nominee)Reading Olympics Booklist, 2017Arkansas Teen Book Award, 2012 (Nominee)Black-Eyed Susan Book Award, 2011-2012 (Nominee)Eliot Rosewater Indiana High School Book Award, 2012-2013 (Nominee)Evergreen Young Adult Book Award, 2013 (Nominee)Georgia Peach Teen Readers' Choice Award, 2011-2012 (Nominee)Kentucky Bluegrass Award, 2012 (Nominee)Cybils Awards, 2010 Young Adult FictionIRA Children's and Young Adults' Book Award, 2011 Young Adult FictionMinnesota Book Awards, 2011 Young People's LiteratureNew Mexico Book Award, 2011 Young AdultParents' Choice Award, 2010 Fiction

Keywords

estranged brother; mother; girlfriend; new school; new job

Diversity Impact

direct

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