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Zack

Title

Zack

Authors

William Bell

Publisher

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

Publication Year

1999

ISBN

9780689825293

Pages

203 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

The son of a Jewish father and black mother, high school senior Zack has never been allowed to meet his mother's family, but after doing a research project on a former slave, he travels from his home in Canada to Natchez, Mississippi to find his grandfather.

Grade Level

9-12

Lexile Measure

900L

Diversity Topics

Family Relationships; Culture/Ethnicity; Racial Diversity; Single parent; Separation; Biethnic; Biracial; Interracial; single father; separated parents; separate homes; two ethnicities; two races; biracial teenager; interracial parents

Main Character

male teenager

Race/Ethnicities

Black (African American) / White

Family Formation

single father

Awards

Books for You: An Annotated Booklist for Senior High, Fourteenth Edition, 2001
Middle And Junior High School Library Catalog, Eighth Edition, 2000
Senior High School Library Catalog, Supplement to the Fifteenth Edition, 2000
Special Interest Group of the International Reading Association, 2000
The de Grummond Children's Literature Collection
Mr.Christie's Book Award, 1998, Winner
Society of School Librarians International Book Awards, 1999, Winner, Language Arts 7-12 Novels
White Ravens Award, 1999, Winner, Canada

Keywords

Jewish; Canada; prejudice; road trip; slavery; Mississippi; grandfather; hostility

Diversity Impact

direct

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