DIVerse Families
 
Absolutely Almost

Title

Absolutely Almost

Authors

Lisa Graff

Publisher

Philomel Books

Publication Year

2014

ISBN

9780399164057

Pages

288 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Ten-year-old Albie has never been the smartest, tallest, best at gym, greatest artist, or most musical in his class, as his parents keep reminding him, but new nanny Calista helps him uncover his strengths and take pride in himself.

Grade Level

3-5, 6-8

Lexile Measure

750L

Diversity Topics

Racial Diversity; Biracial; Interracial; biracial child; interracial marriage; interracial parents; interracial family

Main Character

male child

Race/Ethnicities

Korean / Swiss

Family Formation

mother and father

Awards

Quahog Book Award, 2015, Winner, Grade 5
Best Children's Books of the Year, 2015 Coming of Age
Best of the Best Books, 2014 Fiction for Older Readers
Booklist Book Review Stars, 2014
Choices, 2015 Children's Fiction
Guide Book to Gift Books, 2016 Books for Middle Readers
Kirkus Book Review Stars, 2014
Notable Children's Books, 2015 Middle Readers

Keywords

ability; babysitters; boys; family life; self-esteem; public school; academic struggles

Diversity Impact

indirect

Absolutely Almost


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