DIVerse Families
 
Edgar Allan

Title

Edgar Allan

Authors

John Neufeld

Publisher

Puffin Books

Publication Year

1999

ISBN

9780141304328

Pages

128 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

When the Fickett family decides to adopt a little black boy, they are faced with threats, angry phone calls, a burning cross on the lawn, and an ultimatum from their oldest daughter.

Grade Level

6-8

Lexile Measure

660L

Diversity Topics

Family Relationships; Racial Diversity; Foster care; Adoption; Interracial; Race discrimination; foster child; foster family; adopted child; adoptive family; interracial adoption; interracial family; racism

Main Character

male child

Race/Ethnicities

African American / White

Family Formation

adoptive mother and father

Awards

Notable Children's Books, 1968

Keywords

family problems; race problems; race relations; prejudices; bigotry; neighbors; crisis

Diversity Impact

direct

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