DIVerse Families
 
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Title

Five-Finger Discount

Publisher

iUnivserse

Publication Year

2000

ISBN

9780595007806

Pages

144 pages

Genre

realism

Format

chapter book

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Ten-year-old Jerry's attempts to adjust to his new school and make new friends are complicated by his determination to keep secret the fact that his father is serving time in the local prison for being a thief.

Grade Level

3-5

Topic

Family Relationships; Incarceration; father in prison

Main Character

boy

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

mother and father

Awards

Young Hoosier Book Award, 1991
Nominee
PEN Center USA Literary Award, 1990, Winner, Children-Illustrated

Keywords

moving; prison; bullying; blackmail; elementary school

Diversity Impact

direct

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