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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

Lexile Measure

830L

Diversity Topics

Family Relationships; Step parent; Legal guardianship; step mother; step children; step siblings; grandparents raising grandchild

Main Character

male teenager

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

grandmother and grandfather; step mother and father

Awards

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
Best Children's Books of the Year, 2003
Kirkus Book Review Stars, 2002

Keywords

frontier and pioneer life; farming; education; cowboy; Kansas; 1880s; hard work

Diversity Impact

direct

Grasslands


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