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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

Lexile Measure

780L

Diversity Topics

Racial Diversity; Race discrimination; racism; segregation; prejudice

Main Character

male child

Race/Ethnicities

African American / White

Family Formation

mother and father

Awards

Cuffies: Children's Booksellers Choose Their Favorite (and not-so-favorite) Books of the Year, 2005, Honorable Mention, Our Vote to Win the Newbery
Mitten Award, 2005, Honor Book, Fiction
SIBA Book Award, 2006, Nominee
Book Sense Children's Picks
Capitol Choices, 2006 Ages (7-11)
Children's Choices, 2006 Grades 3-4 Book of the Year
Kirkus Book Review Stars, 2005
Notable Books, 2006 Intermediate (Fiction)
Publishers Weekly Book Review Stars, 2005

Keywords

fear; summer; bullying; friendship; elementary school; bravery; Ku Klux Klan; racial slurs

Diversity Impact

direct

The Liberation of Gabriel King


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