DIVerse Families
 
Goodbye Stranger

Title

Goodbye Stranger

Authors

Rebecca Stead

Publisher

Yearling Books

Publication Year

2015

ISBN

9780307980861

Pages

294 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

As Bridge makes her way through seventh grade on Manhattan's Upper West Side with her best friends, curvacious Em, crusader Tab, and a curious new friend--or more than friend--Sherm, she finds the answer she has been seeking since she barely survived an accident at age eight: "What is my purpose?"

Grade Level

3-5

Topic

Racial Diversity; Divorce; Separation; Interracial

Main Character

girl

Race/Ethnicities

Armenian / Indian / White

Family Formation

divorced parents

Awards

100 Magnificent Childrens Books, 2015
Amazon Editors' Picks: Best Books of the Year, 2015
Amazon Editors' Picks: Top 20 Children's Books, 2015
Amelia Bloomer List, 2016
Best Audiobooks, 2015
Best Children's Books of the Year, 2016
Best of the Best Books, 2015
Best Young Adult Book, 2015
Booklist Editors Choice: Books for Youth, 2015
Choices, 2016
Guardians Best Childrens Book, 2015
Guide Book to Gift Books, 2016
Horn Book Fanfare, 2015
New York Times Notable Children's Books, 2015
Notable Children's Books, 2016
NPR's Book Concierge, 2015
Publishers Weekly Best Children's Book, 2015
School Library Journal Best Books, 2015
Washington Post Best Kid's Books, 2015
YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults, 2016
Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children's Book Award, 2016-2017
Nominee
Garden State Teen Book Award, 2018
Nominee
Kentucky Bluegrass Award, 2017
Nominee
Nutmeg Book Award, 2018-2019
Nominee
Read On Wisconsin, 2016-2017
Nominee
Rebecca Caudill Young Readers' Book Award, 2018
Nominee
Young Reader's Choice Award, 2018-2019
Nominee
Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for Excellence in Children's Literature, 2016, Honor, Fiction
Cybils Awards, 2015, Nominee, Middle Grade Fiction
Goodreads Choice Award, 2015, Nominee, Middle Grade
Kirkus Book Award, 2015, Nominee, Young Reader

Keywords

friendship; dating; junior high; high school; New York

Diversity Impact

indirect

Goodbye Stranger

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