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The Popularity Papers: Research for the Social Improvement and General Betterment of Lydia Goldblatt & Julie Graham-Chang

Title

The Popularity Papers: Research for the Social Improvement and General Betterment of Lydia Goldblatt & Julie Graham-Chang

Authors

Amy Ignatow

Illustrator

Amy Ignatow

Publisher

Amulet Books

Publication Year

2010

ISBN

9780810997233

Pages

204 pages

Genre

realism

Format

picturebook

Item Type

Juvenile Fiction

Annotation

Two best friends embark on a project to study the behavior and taste of the popular girls at their elementary school so that by the time they get to middle school they too will be in the right crowd. Novel appears in the form of a scrapbook.

Grade Level

3-5, 6-8

Topic

Family Relationships; LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Single parent; Divorce; Adoption; Homosexuality; single mother; divorced parents; two fathers; gay parents; adopted child

Main Character

girls

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

single mother, two fathers

LGBTQ+

male/male

Awards

Choices, 2011
New York Public Library's 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing, 2010
Rainbow List, 2011
100 Magnificent Childrens Books, 2010
Children's Choices, 2011
Gay and Lesbian Themes and Topics in Selected Children's and Young Adult Books, 2009
NYPL Children's Books 2012, 2012
Maine Student Book Award, 2011-2012, Nominee
Pennsylvania Young Readers' Choice Award, 2011-2012, Nominee
Sasquatch Reading Award, 2013, Nominee
Delaware Diamonds, 2012-2013, Nominee
Reading Olympics Booklist, 2016, None
The de Grummond Children's Literature Collection
National Parenting Publications Award, 2010, Gold Award, Fiction

Keywords

friendship; schools; popularity; best friends; scrapbooks; middle school students

Diversity Impact

indirect

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