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Crenshaw

Title

Crenshaw

Publisher

Feiwel and Friends

Publication Year

2015

ISBN

9781250043238

Pages

245 pages

Genre

fantasy

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

A story about a homeless boy and his imaginary friend that proves in unexpected ways that friends matter, whether real or imaginary.

Grade Level

3-5, 6-8

Lexile Measure

540L

Diversity Topics

Family Relationships; Disability and Health; Homelessness; Poverty; Neurological disorder; homeless family; homeless child; living in a car; displaced; financial hardship; multiple sclerosis

Main Character

male child

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

mother and father

Awards

Young Hoosier Book Award, 2018, 2nd Place, Intermediate Book
Cybils Awards, 2015, Nominee, Elementary and Middle Grade (Speculative Fiction)
E.B. White Read Aloud Award, 2016, Honor Book, Middle Reader
Goodreads Choice Award, 2015, Nominee, Middle Grade
Magnolia Award, 2018, Winner, Grades 3-5
Charlotte Huck Award for Outstanding Fiction for Children, 2016, Recommended
Northern California Book Award, 2016, Winner, Middle Grade
Amazon Editors' Picks: Best Books of the Year, 2015 Age (9-12)
Best Children's Books of the Year, 2016 Ages (9 to 12)
New York Public Library's 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing, 2015 Stories for Older Readers
Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 2016 Contemporary Concerns
Read Alouds Too-Good-To-Miss, 2017 Intermediate

Keywords

imaginary friend; cats; friendship; difficult times; elementary school; finances; part-time jobs; stress

Diversity Impact

direct

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