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Lucky Strikes

Title

Lucky Strikes

Authors

Louis Bayard

Publisher

Henry Holt and Company

Publication Year

2016

ISBN

9781627793902

Pages

320 pages

Genre

historical

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Set in Depression Era Virginia, this is the story of orphaned Amelia and her struggle to keep her siblings together.

Grade Level

6-8, 9-12

Lexile Measure

HL690L

Diversity Topics

Family Relationships; Family member death; Kinship care; Homelessness; Poverty; death of a mother; sister raising siblings; homeless adult; financial hardship

Main Character

female teenager

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

orphan

Awards

Cybils Awards, 2016, Nominee, Young Adult Fiction
Booklist Book Review Stars, 2016
Kirkus Book Review Stars, 2016
VOYA Top Shelf Fiction for Middle School Readers, 2016

Keywords

oil; Great Depression; business owner; truckers; car mechanics; 1930s; Virginia; surrogate father

Diversity Impact

direct

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