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In Trouble
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By Ellen Levine
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©2011
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ISBN-10: 0-7613-6558-3
ISBN-13: 978-0-7613-6558-7

Pages: 208
Trim Size: 5 1/4 x 7 1/2
Dewey: [Fic]
Reading Level: 7

Interest Level: 9-12
Ages: 14-18

ATOS Quiz #: 144543
ATOS AR Points: 5.00
ATOS: 3.60

Lexile Level: 510
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About the Author
Ellen Levine is the author of many books, including Henry's Freedom Box, a Caldecott Honor book, and Darkness Over Denmark, which was a National Jewish Book Award finalist and was awarded the Trudi Birger Jerusalem International Book Fair Prize. Her book Freedom's Children won the Jane Addams book award and was named one of the Ten Best Children's Books of the Year by the New York Times. Levine is a woodcarver and a lapsed civil-rights lawyer, and she taught at Vermont College's Master of Fine Art in Writing for Children and Young Adults program.
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"This novel would be great as a discussion starter." --Library Media Connection
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"Setting the novel in 1956 allows young readers to see how differently society views unwed teenagers today. For instance, Elaine is forced to live at the Catholic Home and give her baby up for adoption. Levine's novel also, unfortunately, shows us how much has stayed the same. The novel is a realistic account of girls 'in trouble' and how, with friends and family and fortitude, they make it through." --ALAN's Picks
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