The Resource King and the dragonflies, Kacen Callender

King and the dragonflies, Kacen Callender

Label
King and the dragonflies
Title
King and the dragonflies
Statement of responsibility
Kacen Callender
Title variation
King and the dragon flies
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Twelve-year-old Kingston James is sure his brother Khalid has turned into a dragonfly. When Khalid unexpectedly passed away, he shed what was his first skin for another to live down by the bayou in their small Louisiana town. Khalid still visits in dreams, and King must keep these secrets to himself as he watches grief transform his family. It would be easier if King could talk with his best friend, Sandy Sanders. But just days before he died, Khalid told King to end their friendship, after overhearing a secret about Sandy-that he thinks he might be gay. "You don't want anyone to think you're gay too, do you?" But when Sandy goes missing, sparking a town-wide search, and King finds his former best friend hiding in a tent in his backyard, he agrees to help Sandy escape from his abusive father, and the two begin an adventure as they build their own private paradise down by the bayou and among the dragonflies. As King's friendship with Sandy is reignited, he's forced to confront questions about himself and the reality of his brother's death
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • Rainbow List, 2021.
  • ALA Notable Children's Book, 2021.
  • Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for Fiction and Poetry, 2020.
  • Lambda Literary Award for Children's/Young Adult, 2021.
  • National Book Award for Young People's Literature, 2020.
  • School Library Journal Best Books, 2020.
  • YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults, 2021.
Awards note
Boston Globe - Horn Book Award Winner, 2020
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10872600
Cataloging source
NJQ/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Callender, Kacen
Dewey number
  • 813/.6
  • Fic
Index
no index present
Intended audience
830L
Intended audience source
Lexile
Interest level
MG
LC call number
  • PS3603.A44624226
  • PZ7.1.C317
LC item number
  • K56 2020
  • Ki 2020
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 4
  • 9
Reading level
4.9
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Study program name
Accelerated Reader
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African American boys
  • Brothers
  • Hate crimes
  • Dragonflies
  • Sexual minorities
  • Grief
  • Secrecy
  • Louisiana
  • African Americans
  • Hate crimes
  • JUVENILE FICTION
  • Sexual minorities
  • Secrecy
  • Grief
  • African American boys
  • Brothers
  • Dragonflies
  • Hate crimes
  • Louisiana
  • African American children
  • Brothers
  • Hate crimes
  • Dragonflies
  • Grief
  • African Americans
  • Brothers
  • Hate crimes
  • Dragonflies
  • Grief
  • Louisiana
  • Louisiana
Target audience
pre adolescent
Label
King and the dragonflies, Kacen Callender
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1091241200
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
259 pages
Isbn
9781338129335
Lccn
2019006158
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1091241200
Label
King and the dragonflies, Kacen Callender
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1091241200
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
259 pages
Isbn
9781338129335
Lccn
2019006158
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1091241200

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