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The Year the Swallows Came Early

Title

The Year the Swallows Came Early

Publisher

HarperCollins

Publication Year

2011

ISBN

9780061625008

Pages

304 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

After her father is sent to jail, eleven-year-old Groovy Robinson must decide if she can forgive the failings of someone she loves.

Grade Level

3-5; 6-8

Topic

Family Relationships; Incarceration; father in prison

Main Character

girl

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

mother and father

Awards

Best Children's Books of the Year, 2010
Booklist Top 10 First Novels for Youth, 2009
Children's Catalog Supplement to Nineteenth Edition, 2009
Beehive Book Award, 2011
Nominee
Georgia Children's Book Award, 2010-2011
Nominee
Massachusetts Children's Book Award, 2011-2012
Master List

Keywords

child of prisoner; cooking; friendship; life; innocence; acceptance

Diversity Impact

direct

The Year the Swallows Came Early

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