DIVerse Families
 
The Other Side of Dark

Title

The Other Side of Dark

Authors

Sarah Smith

Publisher

Atheneum Books for Young Readers

Publication Year

2011

ISBN

9781442402812

Pages

312 pages

Genre

paranormal

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Since losing both of her parents, fifteen-year-old Katie can see and talk to ghosts, which makes her a loner until fellow student Law sees her drawing of a historic house and together they seek a treasure rumored to be hidden there by illegal slave-traders.

Grade Level

6-8

Topic

Family Relationships; Racial Diversity; Single parent; Step parent; Interracial; Family member death; single father; step father; death of a mother, death of a father; death of parents; interracial relationship

Main Character

girl and boy

Race/Ethnicities

Black / White

Family Formation

step father, mother and father

LGBTQ+

none

Awards

Agatha Award, 2010, Winner, Best Childrens/YA
Massachusetts Book Award, 2011, Winner, Young Adult

Keywords

ghost stories; paranormal fiction; race relations; dating; orphans; Boston; ghosts; supernatural

Diversity Impact

direct

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