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Box Girl

Title

Box Girl

Authors

Sarah Withrow

Illustrator

Janet Wilson

Publisher

Groundwood Books

Publication Year

2001

ISBN

9780888994073

Pages

181 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Gwen, confident her mother who ran away five years earlier is going to return soon and take her to live in France, decides not to make any friends, but her plans fall through when Clara, a new eighth-grader, insists on being friends, and together the two sort out their place with friends, school, and family.

Grade Level

6-8

Topic

Family Relationships; LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Single parent; Homosexuality; single father; gay; gay father; same-sex relationship

Main Character

female teenager

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

single father

LGBTQ+

gay males

Awards

Our Choice, 2002 Canadian Children's Book Centre
The de Grummond Children's Literature Collection

Keywords

mothers and daughters; postcards; friendship; family; free spirit; Canada; France; secrets; abandoned by mother

Diversity Impact

direct

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