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Bloodline

Title

Bloodline

Authors

Joe Jimenez

Publisher

Pinata Books, Arte Publico Press

Publication Year

2016

ISBN

9781558858282

Pages

131 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Seventeen-year-old Abraham is in love, but his girlfriend and the grandmother who raised him are worried about his fighting, and things only get worse when his uncle introduces him to boxing.

Grade Level

6-8

Lexile Measure

950L

Diversity Topics

Family Relationships; Legal guardianship; Kinship care; Family member death; Gay/Lesbian; grandmother raising grandchild; uncle raising nephew; death of a father; lesbian; lesbian grandmother; same-sex relationship

Main Character

male teenager

Race/Ethnicities

Latinx

Family Formation

grandmother, grandmother's girlfriend, and uncle

LGBTQ+

lesbian females

Awards

Discovery Prize, 2016, Winner, Middle Grade
H-E-B Award for Best Young Adult Book, 2017, Finalist, Young Adult
Kirkus Book Review Stars, 2016

Keywords

fighting; love; dating; boxing; coming of age; anger; school suspension; gym

Diversity Impact

direct

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