DIVerse Families
 
Peas and Carrots

Title

Peas and Carrots

Authors

Tanita S. Davis

Publisher

Alfred A. Knopf

Publication Year

2016

ISBN

9780553512816

Pages

279 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

After her mother is arrested, fifteen-year-old Dess is sent to live with the foster family that took in her baby brother several years before, and although she and her new foster sister, Hope, clash immediately, they soon realize they have much in common.

Grade Level

6-8, 9-12

Topic

Family Relationships; Racial Diversity; Foster care; Incarceration; Interracial; foster child; foster family; foster siblings; mother in prison; interracial family

Main Character

girl

Race/Ethnicities

Black / White

Family Formation

foster family

Awards

Cybils Awards, 2016, Nominee, Young Adult Fiction

Keywords

brothers and sisters; prejudices; belonging (social psychology); conduct of life; drugs; misunderstanding

Diversity Impact

indirect

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