DIVerse Families
 
Half and Half

Title

Half and Half

Authors

Lensey Namioka

Publisher

Dell Yearling

Publication Year

2004

ISBN

9780440418900

Pages

144 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

At Seattle's annual Folk Fest, twelve-year-old Fiona and her older brother are torn between trying to please their Chinese grandmother and making their Scottish grandparents happy.

Grade Level

3-5, 6-8

Lexile Measure

800L

Diversity Topics

Racial Diversity; Culture/Ethnicity; Biracial; Interracial; Bicultural; biracial child; interracial marriage; mixed race; bicultural child

Main Character

female child

Race/Ethnicities

Chinese / Scottish

Family Formation

mother and father

Awards

Massachusetts Children's Book Award, 2005 - 2006, Grades 4-6
Nutmeg Children's Book Award, 2007, Grades 4-6
Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 2004 Geography, People and Places

Keywords

family life; identity; folk festival; dancing; kung fu; fitting in; author; checking a box

Diversity Impact

direct

Half and Half


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