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Grasslands

Title

Grasslands

Authors

Debra Seely

Publisher

Speak

Publication Year

2005

ISBN

9780142403655

Pages

170 pages

Genre

historical

Format

chapter book

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

In the 1880s, thirteen-year-old Thomas moves west from the aristocratic Virginia home of his grandparents to a poor Kansas farm to live with a father he barely remembers and his new stepfamily.

Grade Level

6-8

Topic

Family Relationships; Legal guardianship; Step parent; Adoption; grandparents raising grandchild; step mother; birth father

Main Character

boy

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

multi-generational

LGBTQ+

none

Awards

Best Children's Books of the Year, 2003
William Allen White Children's Book Award, 2004-2005, Master List
Heartland Award for Excellence in Young Adult Literature, 2004, Finalist
Society of Midland Authors Book Award, 2003, Winner, Children's Fiction
Western Writers of America Spur Award, 2003, Finalist, Juvenile Fiction

Keywords

stepfamilies; frontier and pioneer life; grandparents and child; family life

Diversity Impact

direct

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