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The Road to Paris

Title

The Road to Paris

Authors

Nikki Grimes

Publisher

Puffin Books

Publication Year

2006

ISBN

9780399245374

Pages

153 pages

Genre

realism

Format

chapter book

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Inconsolable at being separated from her older brother, eight-year-old Paris is apprehensive about her new foster family but just as she learns to trust them, she faces a life-changing decision.

Grade Level

3-5, 6-8

Lexile Measure

700L

Diversity Topics

Family Relationships; Racial Diversity; Foster care; Biracial; foster parents; foster child; foster home; biracial child

Main Character

female child

Race/Ethnicities

Black / White

Family Formation

foster mother and father

Awards

Booklist Editors' Choice: Books for Youth, 2006
Booklist Top 10 Black History Books for Youth, 2007
Children's Catalog, Nineteenth Edition, Supplement, 2007
Choices, 2007
Middle and Junior High School Library Catalog, Supplement to Ninth Edition, 2007
New York Public Library's 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing, 2006
The de Grummond Children's Literature Collection
Coretta Scott King Book Award, 2007, Honor Book, Author
Judy Lopez Memorial Award for Children's Literature, 2007, Honor Book

Keywords

brother; sister; anxiety; separation from family; drinking; family services; new school; God

Diversity Impact

direct

The Road to Paris


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