DIVerse Families
 
Peace, Locomotion

Title

Peace, Locomotion

Publisher

G. P. Putnam's Sons

Publication Year

2009

ISBN

9780399246555

Pages

134 pages

Genre

realism

Format

chapter book

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Through letters to his little sister, who is living in a different foster home, sixth-grader Lonnie, also known as "Locomotion," keeps a record of their lives while they are apart, describing his own foster family, including his foster brother who returns home after losing a leg in the Iraq War.

Grade Level

3-5, 6-8

Lexile Measure

860L

Diversity Topics

Family Relationships; Disability and Health; Family member death; Foster care; Military families; Physical disability; death of parents; orphans; foster mother; foster brothers; foster children; foster brother in the military; missing leg

Main Character

male child

Race/Ethnicities

Black (African American)

Family Formation

foster mother

Awards

Selected Audiobooks for Young Adults, 2010
Best Children's Books of the Year, 2010
Children's Catalog Supplement to Nineteenth Edition, 2009
Choices, 2010
Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 2010
School Library Journal Best Books, 2009
28 Days Later, 2009
50 Books about Peace and Social Justice, 2011
50 Books about Writers and Writing, 2012
Black-Eyed Susan Book Award, 2010-2011, Nominee
Charlie May Simon Children's Book Award, 2011-2012, Nominee
North Carolina Children's Book Award, 2011, Nominee
Pennsylvania Young Readers' Choice Award, 2010-2011, Nominee
Prairie Pasque Award, 2011-2012, Nominee
Sunshine State Young Reader's Award, 2011-2012, Nominee
Volunteer State Book Award, 2010-2011, Nominee
The de Grummond Children's Literature Collection
Audie Award, 2010, Winner
Teen Odyssey Award, 2010, Honor Book
School Library Journal's Battle of the Kids' Books, 2010, Nominee

Keywords

brothers and sisters; peace; letters; Iraq war; grief; recovery; friendship; middle school

Diversity Impact

direct

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