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The Great Shelby Holmes

Title

The Great Shelby Holmes

Publisher

Bloomsbury

Publication Year

2016

ISBN

9781681190518

Pages

243 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Nine-year-old Shelby Holmes, the best detective in her Harlem neighborhood, and her new easy-going friend from downstairs, eleven-year-old John Watson, become partners in a dog-napping case.

Grade Level

6-8

Diversity Topics

Family Relationships; Single parent; Separation; single mother; separated parents

Main Character

boy

Race/Ethnicities

Black

Family Formation

single mother

Awards

Best of the Best Books, 2016
Diverse Kids and YA Lit, 2016, Nominee
North Somerset Teachers' Book Award, 2017, Longlist
Texas Bluebonnet Award, 2017-2018, Nominee
Cybils Awards, 2016, Nominee, Middle Grade Fiction

Keywords

friendship; Harlem; mystery; detective

Diversity Impact

direct

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