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Walk Two Moons

Title

Walk Two Moons

Authors

Sharon Creech

Publisher

HarperCollins Publishing

Publication Year

1994

ISBN

9780060852764

Pages

280 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

After her mother leaves home suddenly, thirteen-year-old Sal and her grandparents take a car trip retracing her mother's route. Along the way, Sal recounts the story of her friend Phoebe, whose mother also left.

Grade Level

6-8, 9-12

Topic

Family Relationships; Kinship care; Family member death; grandparents raising grandchild; death of a mother

Main Character

girl

Race/Ethnicities

Black

Family Formation

multi-generational

LGBTQ+

none

Awards

Middle and Junior High School Library Catalog, Ninth Edition, 2005
Adventuring with Books: A Booklist for PreK-Grade 6, 1997
Books for You: An Annotated Booklist for Senior High, Thirteenth Edition, 1997
Books in the Middle: Outstanding Books, 1994
Bulletin Blue Ribbons, 1994
Children's Catalog, Eighteenth Edition, 2001
Children's Catalog, Nineteenth Edition, 2006
High Interest-Easy Reading, 1996
Middle And Junior High School Library Catalog, Eighth Edition, 2000
Middle and Junior High School Library Catalog, Ninth Edition, 2005
Middle and Junior High School Library Catalog, Ninth Edition, 2005
Notable Children's Books in the Language Arts, 1995
Notable Children's Books, 1995
School Library Journal Best Books, 1994
Lone Star Reading List, 1996-1997, None
Colorado Blue Spruce Young Adult Book Award, 1996, Nominee
Colorado Blue Spruce Young Adult Book Award, 1999, Nominee
The de Grummond Children's Literature Collection
Heartland Award for Excellence in Young Adult Literature, 1997, Winner
Children's Book Award, 1995, Winner, Longer Novel
Sequoyah Book Award, 1997, Winner, Young Adult
Virginia Young Readers Program, 1997, Winner, Middle School
ABC Children's Booksellers Choices Award, 1995, Winner, Young Adults
John Newbery Medal, 1995, Winner
Massachusetts Children's Book Award, 1997, Honor Book
Parents' Choice Award, 1994, Gold, Fiction
Parents' Choice Award, 2003, Gold, Best 25 Books in 25 Years
Virginia Readers' Choice Award, 1996-1997, Winner, Middle School
Mind Boggling Books Award, 1996, Winner

Keywords

death; bereavement; grandparents; judgement; adventure

Diversity Impact

direct

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