DIVerse Families
 
Revolution

Title

Revolution

Publisher

Delacorte Press

Publication Year

2010

ISBN

9780385737630

Pages

471 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

An angry, grieving seventeen-year-old musician facing expulsion from her prestigious Brooklyn private school travels to Paris to complete a school assignment and uncovers a diary written during the French revolution by a young actress attempting to help a tortured, imprisoned little boy--Louis Charles, the lost king of France.

Grade Level

9-12

Lexile Measure

HL560L

Diversity Topics

Family Relationships; Separation; Family member death; Single parent; separated parents; death of a sibling; death of a brother; single mother

Main Character

female teenagers

Race/Ethnicities

French / White

Family Formation

separated mother and father

Awards

Cybils Awards, 2011, Nominee, Fiction Young Adult
Great Lakes Great Books Award, 2012, Honor Book, Grades 9-12
Indies Choice Book Award, 2011, Winner, Young Adult
NAIBA Book of the Year Award, 2011, Winner, Young Adult
Odyssey Award, 2011, Honor Book
Parents' Choice Award, 2010, Silver, Fiction
Thumbs Up! Award, 2011, Honor Book
Amazon Editors' Picks: Top 10 Books, 2010 Teen
Amelia Bloomer List, 2012 Young Adult Fiction
Best Children's Books of the Year, 2011 Fourteen and Up
Best of the Best Books, 2010 Fiction
Bulletin Blue Ribbons, 2010
Capitol Choices: Noteworthy Books for Children and Teens, 2011
Choices, 2011 Fiction Young Adult
Global Reading:Selected Literature for Children and Teens Set in Other Countries, 2013 Europe: Fiction
Kirkus Best Young Adult Books, 2010
Kirkus Book Review Stars, 2010
School Library Journal Best Books, 2010 Fiction
School Library Journal Book Review Stars, 2010
Selected Audiobooks for Young Adults, 2011 Fiction
YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults, 2011 Fiction
YALSA Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults, 2013
YALSA Top Ten Best Books for Young Adults, 2011 Best Fiction for Young Adults
YALSA Top Ten Best Fiction for Young Adults, 2011

Keywords

grief; tragedy; emotional problems of teenagers; dysfunctional families; musicians; diaries; Paris, France; high school; senior thesis; French revolution

Diversity Impact

direct

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