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Cleo Edison Oliver, Playground Millionaire

Title

Cleo Edison Oliver, Playground Millionaire

Illustrator

Jennifer L. Meyer

Publisher

Levine Books an Imprint of Scholastic Inc.

Publication Year

2016

ISBN

9780545822367

Pages

213 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Fifth-grader Cleo Edison Oliver is full of money-making ideas, and her fifth-grade Passion Project is no different--but things get more complicated when she has to keep her business running, be a good listener when her best friend needs her, and deal with the bully teasing her about being adopted at the same time.

Grade Level

3-5, 6-8

Lexile Measure

590L

Topic

Family Relationships; Racial Diversity; Adoption; Biracial; Interracial; adopted children; adoptive family; biracial child; interracial adoption; interracial family

Main Character

female child

Race/Ethnicities

African American / Filipino / White

Family Formation

adoptive mother and father

Awards

Washington State Book Award, 2017, Finalist, Middle Reader
Best of the Best Books, 2016 Fiction for Younger Readers
Booklist Book Review Stars, 2015
Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 2017 Grades 3-5

Keywords

California; friendship; business enterprises; entrepreneur; role model; moneymaking projects; African American families

Diversity Impact

direct

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