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Runaway Twin

Title

Runaway Twin

Authors

Peg Kehret

Publisher

Dutton Children's Books

Publication Year

2009

ISBN

9780525421771

Pages

197 pages

Genre

realism

Format

chapter book

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Thirteen-year-old Sunny, accompanied by a stray dog, takes advantage of a windfall to travel from her Nebraska foster home to Enumclaw, Washington, to find the twin sister from whom she was separated at age three.

Grade Level

6-8

Topic

Family Relationships; Foster care; Family member death; death of a mother; death of a grandmother; foster child; foster family

Main Character

girl

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

foster family

Awards

Best Children's Books of the Year, 2010 Children's Choices, 2010 Horned Toad Tales, 2011-2012
Nominee Iowa Children's Choice Award, 2012-2013
Nominee Mark Twain Award, 2011-2012
Nominee North Carolina Children's Book Award, 2012
Nominee Volunteer State Book Award, 2011-2012
Nominee West Virginia Children's Book Award, 2011-2012
Nominee Young Hoosier Book Award, 2011-2012
Nominee Iowa Children's Choice Award, 2012, Winner Literary Classics International Book Awards, 2012, Gold, Young Adult Mark Twain Award, 2012, Winner

Keywords

dogs; runaway teenagers; sisters; twins; voyages and travels

Diversity Impact

indirect

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