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Eleanor & Park

Title

Eleanor & Park

Authors

Rainbown Rowell

Publisher

St. Martin's Griffin

Publication Year

2013

ISBN

9781250012579

Pages

328 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Two misfits. One extraordinary love. Eleanor -- Red hair, wrong clothes. Standing behind him until he turns his head. Lying beside him until he wakes up. Making everyone else seem drabber and flatter and never good enough -- Eleanor. Park -- He knows she'll love a song before he plays it for her. He laughs at her jokes before she ever gets to the punch line. There's a place on his chest, just below his throat, that makes her want to keep promises -- Park. Set over the course of one school year, this is the story of two star-crossed sixteen-year-olds -- smart enough to know that first love almost never lasts, but brave and desperate enough to try.

Grade Level

9-12

Topic

Family Relationships; Racial Diversity; Biracial; Interracial; Step parent; biracial child; interracial marriage; step father

Main Character

girl and boy

Race/Ethnicities

Asian / White

Family Formation

multiple

Awards

Boston Globe/Horn Book Fiction Award Winner, 2013
Goodreads Choice Award 2013
Odyssey Award, 2014 Honor
Amelia Elizabeth Walden Award, 2014
Black-Eyed Susan Book Award, 2014
Blue Hen Book Award, 2015
Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for Excellence in Children's Literature, 2013
Florida Teens Read, 2014
Georgia Peach Teen Readers' Choice Award, 2014
Indies Choice Book Award, 2014
IRA Children's and Young Adults' Book Award, 2014
Listen Up Awards, 2013
Mind the Gap Award, 2014
Pennsylvania Young Readers' Choice Award, 2014
Rhode Island Teen Book Award, 2015
Thumbs Up! Award, 2014

Keywords

dating; first loves; bullying; high schools; teenagers; history; love; friendship

Diversity Impact

indirect

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