DIVerse Families
 
Blackout

Title

Blackout

Authors

John Rocco

Illustrator

John Rocco

Publisher

Disney Hyperion

Publication Year

2011

ISBN

9781423121909

Pages

40 pages

Genre

realism

Format

picture book

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

When a busy family's activities come to a halt because of a blackout, they find they enjoy spending time together and not being too busy for once.

Grade Level

K-3

Lexile Measure

330L

Diversity Topics

Racial Diversity; Biracial; Interracial; biracial children; interracial family; interracial parents

Main Character

male child

Race/Ethnicities

African American / White

Family Formation

mother and father

Awards

Cybils Awards, 2011, Finalist, Fiction Picture Book
Golden Archer Award, 2013, Winner, Primary
Randolph Caldecott Medal, 2012, Honor Book
Baker's Dozen: The Best Children's Books for Family Literacy, 2012
Capitol Choices: Noteworthy Books for Children and Teens, 2012
Choices, 2012 Picture Books for School-Age Children
Distinguished Books, 2011 Children's Picture Books
Images of Community: Selected Books for Children and Young Adult, 2011 Getting to Know You: The Community of Family, Friends, and Neighbors (Picture Books)
Kirkus Best Children's Books, 2011
Kirkus Book Review Stars, 2011
New York Public Library's 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing, 2011
New York Times Notable Children's Books, 2011 Picture Book
Notable Children's Books, 2012 Younger Reader
Publishers Weekly Best Children's Books, 2011 Picture Book
Publishers Weekly Book Review Stars, 2011
Recommended Picture Books Featuring Interracial Families, 2011 Picture Book
School Library Journal Best Books, 2011 Picture Book
School Library Journal Book Review Stars, 2011

Keywords

family life; family time; electric power failures; summer; blackout; stars; board game

Diversity Impact

indirect

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