DIVerse Families
 
Bo at Ballard Creek

Title

Bo at Ballard Creek

Illustrator

Leuyen Pham

Publisher

Square Fish

Publication Year

2014

ISBN

9781250044259

Pages

304 pages

Genre

historical

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

It's the 1920s, and Bo was headed for an Alaska orphanage when she won the hearts of two tough gold miners who set out to raise her, enthusiastically helped by all the kind people of the nearby Eskimo village.

Grade Level

3-5

Lexile Measure

840L

Topic

Family Relationships; Racial Diversity; Adoption; Interracial; adopted child; adoptive community; interracial family

Main Character

female child

Race/Ethnicities

Black / White

Family Formation

two fathers

Awards

Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction, 2014 Winner United States
Mind the Gap Award, 2014 Nominee United States

Keywords

Eskimos; Alaska; community; abandoned by mother; gold rush; gold miners; stories; cooking

Diversity Impact

direct

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