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Take Me with You

Title

Take Me with You

Authors

Carolyn Marsden

Publisher

Candlewick Press

Publication Year

2010

ISBN

9780763637392

Pages

176 pages

Genre

historical

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Raised in an Italian orphanage in the years following World War II, a biracial girl named Susanna and her best friend Pina want to be adopted but fear being separated.

Grade Level

3-5, 6-8

Lexile Measure

640L

Diversity Topics

Family Relationships; Racial Diversity; Biracial; biracial child

Main Character

female children

Race/Ethnicities

African American / White (Italian); White (Italian)

Family Formation

orphan

Awards

Parents' Choice Award, 2010, Recommended, Historical Fiction
Best Children's Books of the Year, 2011 Ages (9 to 12)
Booklist Book Review Stars, 2010
Booklist Editors' Choice: Books for Youth, 2010 Fiction Middle Grade
Booklist Top 10 Historical Fiction for Youth, 2010
Booklist Top 10 Religion Books for Youth, 2010

Keywords

post-World War II; friendship; Catholic orphanage; separation; lost parents; Naples, Italy; nuns

Diversity Impact

direct

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