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Title

Slant

Publisher

Milkweed Editions

Publication Year

2008

ISBN

9781571316813

Pages

149 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Thirteen-year-old Lauren, a Korean-American adoptee, is tired of being called "slant" and "gook," and longs to have plastic surgery on her eyes, but when her father finds out about her wish--and a long-kept secret about her mother's death is revealed--Lauren starts to question some of her own assumptions.

Grade Level

3-5, 6-8

Diversity Topics

Family Relationships; Racial Diversity; Adoption; Single parent; Family member death; Interracial; adopted teenager; adoptive father; interracial adoption; single father; death of a mother; interracial family

Main Character

female teenager

Race/Ethnicities

Korean American / White

Family Formation

adoptive single father

Awards

Children's Catalog Supplement to Nineteenth Edition, 2009 YALSA Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults, 2010 Bodies

Keywords

self-confidence; plastic surgery; Korean Americans; self-acceptance; eyes; body issues; bullying; friendship; fitting in

Diversity Impact

direct

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