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Ben and the Sudden Too-Big Family

Title

Ben and the Sudden Too-Big Family

Authors

Colby Rodowsky

Illustrator

Michael Wertz

Publisher

Farrar Strause Giroux

Publication Year

2007

ISBN

9780374306588

Pages

120 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Until now, ten-year-old Ben has believed that life is made up of "all right" and "not all right" stuff, but when his father remarries and the couple adopts a Chinese baby, he wonders which kind of stuff will prevail.

Grade Level

6-8

Lexile Measure

1010L

Topic

Family Relationships; Racial Diversity; Adoption; Step parent; Interracial; international adoption; adopted baby; interracial family; interracial adoption; step mother

Main Character

male child

Race/Ethnicities

Chinese / White

Family Formation

father and step mother

Awards

Children's Crown Award, 2009 - 2010

Keywords

family life; new beginnings; China; new baby; big family; remarriage

Diversity Impact

direct

Ben and the Sudden Too-Big Family

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