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Dara Palmer's Major Drama

Title

Dara Palmer's Major Drama

Authors

Emma Shevah

Publisher

Sourcebooks Jabberwocky

Publication Year

2016

ISBN

9781492631385

Pages

282 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Dara Palmer dreams of being an actress, but when she does not get a part in the school play, she wonders if it is because of her different looks as an adopted girl from Cambodia, so Dara becomes determined not to let prejudice stop her from being in the spotlight.

Grade Level

3-5, 6-8

Lexile Measure

760L

Diversity Topics

Family Relationships; Racial Diversity; Culture/Ethnicity; Adoption; Interracial; Multiracial; Multicultural; adopted children; adoptive parents; international adoption; interracial adoption; multiracial family; multicultural family; multiple cultures

Main Character

female child

Race/Ethnicities

Asian (Cambodian) / White (British) / White (Russian)

Family Formation

adoptive mother and father

Awards

Best of the Best Books, 2016 Fiction for Older Readers
Kirkus Book Review Stars, 2016
Summer Reading Challenge, 2016 Older

Keywords

acting; Cambodian; prejudices; self-confidence; British; school play; The Sound of Music; drama class; play writing

Diversity Impact

direct

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