Lunch Box Dream

Title

Lunch Box Dream

Authors

Tony Abbott

Publisher

Farrar Straus Giroux

Publication Year

2011

ISBN

9780374346737

Pages

178 pages

Genre

historical

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Told from multiple points of view, a white family on a 1959 road trip between Ohio and Florida, visiting Civil War battlefields along the way, crosses paths with a black family near Atlanta, where one of their children has gone missing.

Grade Level

6-8

Lexile Measure

800L

Diversity Topics

Racial Diversity; Race discrimination; racism; segregation

Main Character

multiple

Race/Ethnicities

Black (African American) / White

Family Formation

mother and father

Awards

Cybils Awards, 2011, Nominee, Fiction Middle Grade
Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 2012

Keywords

automobile travel; Civil War history; family life; missing children; race relations; Southern states; historical sites

Diversity Impact

direct

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