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The Resource An uninterrupted view of the sky, Melanie Crowder

An uninterrupted view of the sky, Melanie Crowder

Label
An uninterrupted view of the sky
Title
An uninterrupted view of the sky
Statement of responsibility
Melanie Crowder
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
It's 1999 in Bolivia and Francisco's life consists of school, soccer, and trying to find space for himself in his family's cramped yet boisterous home. But when his father is arrested on false charges and sent to prison by a corrupt system that targets the uneducated, the poor, and the indigenous majority, Francisco and his sister are left with no choice: They must move into prison with their father. There, they find a world unlike anything they've ever known, where everything-a door, a mattress, protection from other inmates-has its price. Prison life is dirty, dire, and dehumanizing. With their lives upended, Francisco faces an impossible decision: Break up the family and take his sister to their grandparents in the Andean highlands, fleeing the city and the future within his grasp, or remain together in the increasingly dangerous prison. Pulled between two undesirable options, Francisco must confront everything he once believed about the world and his place within it. In this heart-wrenching novel, Melanie Crowder sheds light on a little-known era of modern South American history-where injustice still looms large-and proves that hope can be found, even in the most desperate places
Summary
When his father is sent to jail after being falsely convicted of a crime in 1999 Bolivia, teen Francisco is forced to choose between living with his father in prison and relocating to the mountains, where people have lived for centuries without education or modern conveniences
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults, 2018.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10560675
Cataloging source
BT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Crowder, Melanie,
Dewey number
[Fic]
Index
no index present
Intended audience
  • Teen (Age 12-14)
  • Grade 7-9
  • HL 770
  • HL770L
Intended audience source
  • Lexile
  • Lexile
Interest level
MG+
LC call number
PZ7.C885382
LC item number
UNI 2017
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
770
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 7
  • 12
Reading level
5.0
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Study program name
Accelerated Reader AR
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Prisons
  • Political corruption
  • Families
  • Aymara Indians
  • Indians of South America
  • Bolivia
  • YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Family / General
  • YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Law & Crime
  • YOUNG ADULT FICTION / School & Education / General
Target audience
adolescent
Label
An uninterrupted view of the sky, Melanie Crowder
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes excerpt from the author's book, Audacity (pages [292]-[295])
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
n
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
21084224
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
289 pages
Isbn
9780399169007
Lccn
2016044959
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn959038649
  • (OCoLC)959038649
Label
An uninterrupted view of the sky, Melanie Crowder
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes excerpt from the author's book, Audacity (pages [292]-[295])
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
n
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
21084224
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
289 pages
Isbn
9780399169007
Lccn
2016044959
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn959038649
  • (OCoLC)959038649

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