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The Resource Thirteen doorways, wolves behind them all, Laura Ruby

Thirteen doorways, wolves behind them all, Laura Ruby

Label
Thirteen doorways, wolves behind them all
Title
Thirteen doorways, wolves behind them all
Statement of responsibility
Laura Ruby
Title variation
13 doorways, wolves behind them all
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • When Frankie's mother died and her father left her and her siblings at an orphanage in Chicago, it was supposed to be only temporary - just long enough for him to get back on his feet and be able to provide for them once again. That's why she is not prepared for the day that he arrives for his weekend visit with a new woman on his arm and out-of-state train tickets in his pocket. Now Frankie and her sister, Toni, are abandoned alongside so many other orphans, two young, unwanted women doing everything they can to survive. And as the embers of the Great Depression are kindled into the fires of World War II, and the shadows of injustice, poverty, and death walk the streets in broad daylight, Frankie must find something worth holding on to in the ruins of this shattered America - every minute of every day spent wondering if the life she's able to carve out will be enough. I will admit I do not know if it will be. But I will be watching, waiting to find out. That's what ghosts do. -- Jacket
  • When Frankie's mother died her father left her and her siblings at an orphanage in Chicago. It was supposed to be temporary, just long enough for him to get back on his feet. Then he arrives for his weekend visit with a new woman on his arm and out-of-state train tickets in his pocket. Now Frankie and her sister, Toni, are abandoned, two young, unwanted women doing everything they can to survive. As the embers of the Great Depression are kindled into the fires of World War II, and the shadows of injustice, poverty, and death walk the streets in broad daylight, Frankie must find something worth holding on to. She is unaware that a ghost is observing, waiting to find if the life Frankie is able to carve out will be enough. -- adapted from jacket
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • School Library Journal Best Books, 2019.
  • YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults, 2020.
  • Rise: A Feminist Book Project List, 2020.
Awards note
National Book Award finalist and winner of The Michael L. Printz Award.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10829496
Cataloging source
CHY
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ruby, Laura
Dewey number
[Fic]
Index
no index present
Intended audience
HL770L
Intended audience source
Lexile
Interest level
UG
LC call number
  • PZ7.R83138
  • PS3618.U3245
LC item number
  • Thi 2019
  • T45 2019
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 9
  • 12
Reading level
4.9
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Study program name
Accelerated Reader
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • High School Summer Reading List 2020
  • Orphans
  • Ghost stories
  • Depressions
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Chicago (Ill.)
  • Abandoned children
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Depressions
  • Young adult fiction
  • Ghosts
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War (1939-1945)
  • Abandoned children
  • Depressions
  • Ghost stories
  • Orphans
  • Young adult fiction
  • Illinois
  • Fiction
  • Ghost stories
  • Plots (Drama, novel, etc.)
Target audience
adolescent
Label
Thirteen doorways, wolves behind them all, Laura Ruby
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
Contents
Spring, 1946: the sleep of the dead -- 1941: The guardians. Our Lady of Perpetual Sorrow ; Angels of blood and stone ; On the coast of the moon ; Haunts of the haunt ; Drowning ; The crow prince -- 1942: Fairy tales. Weak hearts ; Mermaids of Chicago ; What didn't burn in the fire ; Fairy tales ; What Frankie didn't confess ; Golden arm ; No and yes -- 1943: Wolves. The song of Solomon ; The three spindles ; Light, more light ; Little Red Riding Hood ; What are you doing, what have you done? ; Three letters -- 1944: Jezebels. The boys of war ; Bambi ; Bombardment ; For I have sinned ; The Jezebel ; The churning furnace ; The dragon king ; The magic words ; Tooth and claw -- 1945: Doorways. The queen in the tower ; Hunger ; Bless me ; Mercy ; No memories but one ; Witness ; Doorways
Control code
on1120936412
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
365 pages
Isbn
9780062317643
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1120936412
Label
Thirteen doorways, wolves behind them all, Laura Ruby
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
Contents
Spring, 1946: the sleep of the dead -- 1941: The guardians. Our Lady of Perpetual Sorrow ; Angels of blood and stone ; On the coast of the moon ; Haunts of the haunt ; Drowning ; The crow prince -- 1942: Fairy tales. Weak hearts ; Mermaids of Chicago ; What didn't burn in the fire ; Fairy tales ; What Frankie didn't confess ; Golden arm ; No and yes -- 1943: Wolves. The song of Solomon ; The three spindles ; Light, more light ; Little Red Riding Hood ; What are you doing, what have you done? ; Three letters -- 1944: Jezebels. The boys of war ; Bambi ; Bombardment ; For I have sinned ; The Jezebel ; The churning furnace ; The dragon king ; The magic words ; Tooth and claw -- 1945: Doorways. The queen in the tower ; Hunger ; Bless me ; Mercy ; No memories but one ; Witness ; Doorways
Control code
on1120936412
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
365 pages
Isbn
9780062317643
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1120936412

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