DIVerse Families
 
Like Magic

Title

Like Magic

Authors

Elaine Vickers

Publisher

Harper an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers

Publication Year

2016

ISBN

9780062414328

Pages

272 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

For three ten-year-old girls, their once simple worlds are starting to feel too big. Painfully shy Grace dreads starting fifth grade now that her best friend has moved away. Jada hopes she'll stop feeling so alone if she finds the mother who left years ago. And Malia fears the arrival of her new baby sister will forever change the family she loves. When the girls each find a mysterious treasure box in their library and begin to fill the box with their own precious things, they start to feel less alone. But it's up to Grace, Jada, and Malia to take the treasures and turn them into something more: true friendship.

Grade Level

3-5, 6-8

Topic

Family Relationships; Racial Diversity; Single parent; Interracial; single father; interracial relationship; mixed race

Main Character

girls

Race/Ethnicities

African American / Hawaiian / White

Family Formation

mother and father, single parent

LGBTQ+

none

Keywords

absentee mothers; bashful children; family life; female friendship; girls; jealousy in children; life change events; middle school; treasure troves

Diversity Impact

indirect

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