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Unstoppable Octobia May

ISBN-10: 0545609623
ISBN-13: 9780545609623
Author: Flake, Sharon G.
Interest Level: 3-6
Publisher: Scholastic

Publication Date: September 2015

Copyright: 2014

Page Count: 288


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Interest Level

Grades 3-6

Reading Level

Lexile: 550L
Accelerated Reader Level: 3.8
Accelerated Reader Points: 7.0

BISAC Subjects

JUVENILE FICTION / People & Places / United States / African American

JUVENILE FICTION / Family / General (see also headings under Social Themes)

Description
Octobia May is girl filled with questions. Her heart condition makes her special - and, some folks would argue, gives this ten-year-old powers that make her a "wise soul." Thank goodness for Auntie, who convinces Octobia's parents to let her live in her boarding house that is filled with old folks. That's when trouble, and excitement, and wonder begin. Auntie is non-traditional. She's unmarried and has plans to purchase other boarding homes and hotels. At a time when children, and especially girls, are "seen, not heard," Auntie allows Octobia May the freedom and expression of an adult. When Octobia starts to question the folks in her world, an adventure and a mystery unfold that beg some troubling questions: Who is black and who is "passing" for white? What happens when a vibrant African American community must face its own racism? And, perhaps most important: Do vampires really exist?
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