DIVerse Families
 
Behind You

Title

Behind You

Publisher

Putman's Sons

Publication Year

2004

ISBN

9780399239885

Pages

118 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

After fifteen-year-old Jeremiah is mistakenly shot by police, the people who love him struggle to cope with their loss as they recall his life and death, unaware that 'Miah is watching over them.

Grade Level

9-12

Lexile Measure

HL720L

Topic

Family Relationships; Racial Diversity; Family member death; Interracial; death of a son; death of a child; interracial relationship

Main Character

multiple

Race/Ethnicities

African American / White

Family Formation

separated mother and father

Awards

The de Grummond Children's Literature Collection

Keywords

grief; interpersonal relations; New York; racial injustice; different perspectives

Diversity Impact

direct

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