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No and Me

Title

No and Me

Publisher

Bloomsbury USA

Publication Year

2010

ISBN

9781599904795

Pages

256 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Parisian teenager Lou has an IQ of 160, OCD tendencies, and a mother who has suffered from depression for years. But Lou is about to change her life-and that of her parents-all because of a school project about homeless teens. While doing research, Lou meets No, a teenage girl living on the streets. As their friendship grows, Lou bravely asks her parents if No can live with them, and is astonished when they agree. No's presence forces Lou's family to come to terms with a secret tragedy. But can this shaky, newfound family continue to live together when No's own past comes back to haunt her?

Grade Level

6-8

Topic

Family Relationships; Homelessness; homeless child

Main Character

girl

Race/Ethnicities

Parisian

Family Formation

mother and father

Awards

Best Children's Books of the Year, 2011
USBBY Outstanding International Books, 2011
YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults, 2011
Sheffield Children's Book Award, 2011, Short List, Longer Novel
Silver Inky, 2011, Short List

Keywords

gifted children; mental illness; autism; trains; secrets

Diversity Impact

direct

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