DIVerse Families
 
The Window

Title

The Window

Authors

Michael Dorris

Publisher

Hyperion Books for Children

Publication Year

1997

ISBN

9780786803019

Pages

106 pages

Genre

realism

Format

chapter book

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

When ten-year-old Rayona's Native American mother enters a treatment facility, her estranged father, a Black man, finally introduces her to his side of the family, who are not at all what she expected.

Grade Level

6-8

Lexile Measure

860L

Diversity Topics

Family Relationships; Racial Diversity; Disability and Health; Foster care; Single parent; Kinship care; Biracial; Addiction; foster child; foster homes; single father; grandparents raising grandchild; aunt raising niece; two races; biracial child; alcoholism; rehabilitation

Main Character

female child

Race/Ethnicities

Black (African American) / Native American / White (Irish)

Family Formation

aunt, grandmother, and great-grandmother

Awards

Adventuring with Books: A Booklist for PreK-Grade 6, 12th Edition, 1999
Books in the Middle: Outstanding Books, 1997
Children's Catalog, Eighteenth Edition, 2001
Horn Book Fanfare, 1997
Middle And Junior High School Library Catalog, Eighth Edition, 2000
Not Just for Children Anymore, 1999
Not Just for Children Anymore, 2001
Notable Children's Books in the Language Arts, 1998
Read Alouds Too-Good-To-Miss, 1998
Special Interest Group of the International Reading Association, 1998
YALSA Best Books for Young Adults, 1998
The de Grummond Children's Literature Collection

Keywords

racially mixed people; families; parent and child; Kentucky; rehab

Diversity Impact

direct

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