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Freddie Ramos Takes Off

Title

Freddie Ramos Takes Off

Illustrator

Miguel Benitez

Publisher

Albert Whiteman & Company

Publication Year

2010

ISBN

9780807594797

Pages

77 pages

Genre

fantasy

Format

chapter book

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Freddie finds a mysterious package outside his apartment containing sneakers that allow him to run faster than a train, and inspire him to perform heroic deeds.

Grade Level

K-3

Lexile Measure

640L

Diversity Topics

Family Relationships; Racial Diversity; Culture/Ethnicity; Single parent; Biracial; Bicultural; Bilingual; single mother; biracial child; bicultural child; two cultures; bilingual child; English/Spanish

Main Character

male child

Race/Ethnicities

Hispanic American

Family Formation

single mother

Awards

Best Children's Books of the Year, 2011
Cybils Awards, 2010, Winner
Maryland Blue Crab Young Reader Award, 2011, Honor, Transitional Fiction

Keywords

military family; loss; shoes; superhero speed; neighbors; mysterious package; friendship

Diversity Impact

indirect

Freddie Ramos Takes Off


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