DIVerse Families
 
Jimi & Me

Title

Jimi & Me

Authors

Jaime Adolf

Publisher

Jump at the Sun/Hyperion

Publication Year

2005

ISBN

9780786852147

Pages

329 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel in verse

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

After his father's tragic death, twelve-year-old Keith James moves from Brooklyn to a small midwestern town where his mixed race heritage is not accepted, but he finds comfort in the music of Jimi Hendrix and the friendship of a white classmate.

Grade Level

9-12

Topic

Family Relationships; Racial Diversity; Family member death; Single parents; Biracial; Interracial; death of a father; interracial marriage; biracial child; single mother

Main Character

boy

Race/Ethnicities

Black / White

Family Formation

single mother

Awards

Middle and Junior High School Library Catalog, Supplement to Ninth Edition,2007 H.W. Wilson Company
Senior High School Library Catalog, Sixteenth Edition, 2006 Supplement,2006 H.W. Wilson Company
YALSA Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers,2006 American Library Association
Buckeye Children's and Teen Book Award, 2007
Nominee Ohio

Keywords

pre-adolescent; racially mixed people; grief; fathers and sons; Jimi Hendrix; murder; financial troubles; music

Diversity Impact

direct

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