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K-12 Evaluated Resource Collection

Golden Boy

Author/Publisher/Website: Sullivan, T.
Copyright: 2019
Evaluation/Record Entry Date: Apr/2020
Submitting suppliers/Website: Not Available
Primary Identifier: 9780142424506
Recommended Grades and Subjects/Courses: 9-12
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Resource Description

Habo, born in Africa with albinism, stands out in his community and is treated differently, and his family tries to shelter him, but when they are forced to leave their farm and make a long trek across the Serengeti, Habo learns the extent of cruelty to albinos as they are hunted and sold for body parts. When he is attacked he must abandon his family and head to Dar es Salaam on his own, where people with albinism are safe. This novel introduces important issues of self-discovery, identity, compassion, perseverance, resilience, self-acceptance, and survival and is relatable for students in grades 9-12. Social considerations noted. Log in to read the full review.