DIVerse Families
 
The Liberation of Gabriel King

Title

The Liberation of Gabriel King

Authors

K. L. Going

Publisher

G.P. Putnam's Sons

Publication Year

2005

ISBN

9780399239915

Pages

151 pages

Genre

historical

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

In Georgia during the summer of 1976, Gabriel, a white boy who is being bullied, and Frita, an African American girl who is facing prejudice, decide to overcome their many fears together as they enter fifth grade.

Grade Level

3-5, 6-8

Topic

Racial Diversity; Race discrimination; racism; segregation; race relations

Main Character

boy

Race/Ethnicities

African American / White

Family Formation

mother and father

Awards

Capitol Choices, 2006 Children's Choices, 2006 Notable Books, 2006 Beehive Book Award, 2007
Nominee Black-Eyed Susan Book Award, 2006-2007
None Children's Crown Award, 2007-2008
Nominee Great Stone Face Book Award, 2006-2007
Nominee Iowa Children's Choice Award, 2009-2010
Nominee Kentucky Bluegrass Award, 2007
Nominee Maine Student Book Award, 2006-2007
Nominee Massachusetts Children's Book Award, 2007-2008
Master List Maud Hart Lovelace Book Award, 2009-2010
Nominee Rhode Island Children's Book Award, 2007
Nominee South Carolina Junior Book Award, 2007-2008
Nominee Cuffies: Children's Booksellers Choose Their Favorite (and not-so-favorite) Books of the Year, 2005, Honorable Mention, Our Vote to Win the Newbery Cuffies: Children's Booksellers Choose Their Favorite (and not-so-favorite) Books of the Year, 2005, Winner, Favorite Book Jacket Mitten Award, 2005, Honor Book, Fiction SIBA Book Award, 2006, Nominee

Keywords

prejudice; fear; summer; bullies; best friends

Diversity Impact

direct

The Liberation of Gabriel King

Share

COinS