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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

Diversity Topics

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

Main Character

male child

Race/Ethnicities

Black / White

Family Formation

single mother

Awards

Booklist Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers, 2006
Middle and Junior High School Library Catalog, Supplement to Ninth Edition, 2007
Senior High School Library Catalog, Sixteenth Edition, 2006 Supplement, 2006

Keywords

pre-adolescent; grief; fathers and sons; Jimi Hendrix; murder; financial troubles; music; Ohio; new school; guitar

Diversity Impact

direct

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