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Golden Boy

Title

Golden Boy

Authors

Tara Sullivan

Publisher

G. P. Putnam's Sons

Publication Year

2013

ISBN

9780399161124

Pages

384 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Light eyes, yellow hair and white skin-- Habo is an albino, strange and alone. His father, unable to accept Habo, abandons the family. When they are forced from their small Tanzanian village, Habo knows he is to blame. The family seeks refuge with an aunt in Mwanza....

Grade Level

6-8, 9-12

Lexile Measure

820L

Diversity Topics

Family Relationships; Culture/Ethnicity; Disability and Health; Single parent; Kinship care; Poverty; Bilingual; Immigrants and refugees; Physical disability; Physical appearance; single mother; aunt raising nephew; living in poverty; impoverished family; starvation; bilingual family; immigrant family; blind; blind adult; albinism

Main Character

male teenager

Race/Ethnicities

Black (Tanzanian)

Family Formation

single mother

Awards

Cybils Awards, 2013, Nominee, Young Adult Fiction
Susan P. Bloom Children's Book Discovery Award, 2011, Winner
Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 2014 Contemporary Concerns
YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults, 2014 Fiction
YALSA Top Ten Best Books for Young Adults, 2014 Best Fiction for Young Adults
Best Children's Books of the Year, 2014 Today
Kirkus Book Review Stars, 2013
School Library Journal Book Review Stars, 2013

Keywords

human rights; survival; discrimination; apprenticeship; danger; superstition; hunter; sculptor

Diversity Impact

direct

Golden Boy


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