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The Land

Title

The Land

Publisher

Phyllis Fogelman books

Publication Year

2001

ISBN

9780803719507

Pages

2001

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

After the Civil War, Paul, the son of a white father and a black mother, finds himself caught between the two worlds of colored folks and white folks as he pursues his dream of owning land of his own.

Grade Level

9-12

Topic

Racial Diversity; Family Relationships; Culture/Ethnicity; Biracial; Race discrimination; Separation; Biethnic; mixed race; racial prejudice; racism; separate homes; different ethnicities

Main Character

boy

Race/Ethnicities

African American / White

Family Formation

mother and father

LGBTQ+

none

Awards

Booklist Top 10 Historical Fiction Audiobooks for Youth, 2002
Best Children's Books of the Year, 2002
Booklist Editors' Choice: Books for Youth, 2001
Booklist Top 10 Historical Fiction for Youth, 2002
Bulletin Blue Ribbons, 2001
Capitol Choices, 2001
Kaleidoscope, A Multicultural Booklist for Grades K-8, Fourth Edition, 2003
Lasting Connections, 2001
Middle and Junior High School Library Catalog, Ninth Edition, 2005
Middle And Junior High School Library Catalog, Supplement to the Eighth Edition, 2002
Notable Children's Books in the Language Arts, 2002
Notable Children's Books, 2002
Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 2002
Publishers Weekly Best Children's Books, 2001
Special Interest Group of the International Reading Association, 2002
Teachers' Choices, 2002
YALSA Best Books for Young Adults, 2002
Young Adults' Choices, 2003
Middle and Junior High School Library Catalog, Ninth Edition, 2005
Isinglass Teen Read Award, 2002-2003, Nominee
Sequoyah Book Award, 2003-2004, Nominee
The de Grummond Children's Literature Collection
ABC Children's Booksellers Choices Award, 2002, Winner, Young Adult Readers
Coretta Scott King Book Award, 2002, Winner, Author
Cuffies: Children's Booksellers Choose Their Favorite (and not-so-favorite) Books of the Year, 2001, Winner, Best Bet to Win the Newbery Medal
Cuffies: Children's Booksellers Choose Their Favorite (and not-so-favorite) Books of the Year, 2001, Winner, Best Sequel
Cuffies: Children's Booksellers Choose Their Favorite (and not-so-favorite) Books of the Year, 2001, Winner, Favorite Novel
Los Angeles Times Book Prize, 2001, Winner, Young Adult Fiction
Parents' Choice Award, 2001, Gold, Fiction
PEN Center USA Literary Award, 2002, Winner, Children-Illustrated
Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction, 2002, Winner

Keywords

Southern States; prejudices; friendships; life goals; land ownership

Diversity Impact

direct

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