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The Resource So B. It : a novel, by Sarah Weeks

So B. It : a novel, by Sarah Weeks

Label
So B. It : a novel
Title
So B. It
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
by Sarah Weeks
Title variation
So be it
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
After spending her life with her mentally retarded mother and agoraphobic neighbor, twelve-year-old Heidi sets out from Reno, Nevada, to New York to find out who she is. Living with her mentally disabled mother who only knows just over twenty words, young Heidi has learned to live in her special world until a new word is suddenly used and repeated by her mother; causing Heidi to think it might be a key to a secret past about which she knows so little
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Summary
The only family that 13-year-old Heidi has ever known is an unusual one made up of her developmentally disabled mother and their agoraphobic neighbor, Bernadette. (Agoraphobia is a terrible fear of open spaces.) Bernadette ("Bernie") has been taking care of both Heidi and her mother since they showed up in her Reno, Nevada apartment building soon after Heidi was born. But since Heidi's mom only uses 23 different words, neither Heidi nor Bernie really knows where she came from or whether Heidi and she have any other family. When Heidi finds an old camera and the developed film gives her a clue about her mother's past, she strikes out on her own for New York, determined to find her roots. -- Description by Ellen Foreman
Theme
Storyline
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Character
Award
  • ALA Notable Children's Book, 2005
  • Kentucky Bluegrass Award for Grades 6-8, 2006.
  • Land of Enchantment Book Award (New Mexico), Young Adult category, 2009.
  • Rebecca Caudill Young Reader's Book Award (Illinois), 2007.
  • South Carolina Book Award, Junior Books, 2007.
  • William Allen White Children's Book Award (Kansas) for Sixth-Eighth Grade, 2007.
  • Young Hoosier Book Award, Middle Books, 2008.
  • Booklist Editors’ Choice: Books for Youth, 2004
  • YALSA Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults, 2009
  • YALSA Best Books for Young Adults, 2005
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
128047
Cataloging source
BKX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Weeks, Sarah
Index
no index present
Intended audience
  • 010-up
  • 860
Intended audience source
Lexile
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
860
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 6
  • 9
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
So B. it
Series volume
0001
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Identity (Philosophical concept)
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Mental illness
  • Identity
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Mental illness
Target audience
pre adolescent
Label
So B. It : a novel, by Sarah Weeks
Instantiates
Publication
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
1st Harper Trophy ed.
Extent
245, 21 p.
Isbn
9780064410472
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
System control number
(OCoLC)62034457
Label
So B. It : a novel, by Sarah Weeks
Publication
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
1st Harper Trophy ed.
Extent
245, 21 p.
Isbn
9780064410472
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
System control number
(OCoLC)62034457

Library Locations

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      85 Literary Lane, Newnan, GA, 30265, US
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      33.387732 -84.816797

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