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Paperboy

Vawter, Vince (Book - 2013 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Paperboy
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When an eleven-year-old boy takes over a friend's newspaper route in July, 1959, in Memphis, his debilitating stutter makes for a memorable month.
Authors: Vawter, Vince
Title: Paperboy
Publisher: New York : Delacorte Press, c2013.
Edition: 1st ed.
Characteristics: 224 p. ;,22 cm.
Notes: Jacket art by Chris Sheban ; book design by Kenny Holcomb.
Summary: When an eleven-year-old boy takes over a friend's newspaper route in July, 1959, in Memphis, his debilitating stutter makes for a memorable month.
Awards & Distinctions: ["<br>A Junior Library Guild selection.", "<br>Newbery Honor Book."]
Local Note: 15 16 17 18 29 53 60 61 67 71 73 76 79 80 109 110 112 118 122 133 143 148 149 151 152 156 159 167 172 173 175 176 193 198 210 211 216 224 228 231 242 243 245 250 276 280
Additional Contributors: Holcomb, Kenny
Sheban, Chris
Delacorte Press
ISBN: 0385742444
9780385742443
Statement of Responsibility: Vince Vawter
Subject Headings: Memphis (Tenn.) History 20th century Juvenile fiction. Families Tennessee Juvenile fiction. Race relations Juvenile fiction. Self-esteem Juvenile fiction. Interpersonal relations Juvenile fiction. Newspaper carriers Juvenile fiction. Stuttering Juvenile fiction. Memphis (Tenn.) History 20th century Fiction. Family life Tennessee Fiction. Race relations Fiction. Self-esteem Fiction. Interpersonal relations Fiction. Newspaper carriers Fiction. Stuttering Fiction.
Genre/Form: Dust jackets (Bindings)-2013.
Bildungsromane-2013.
Historical fiction.
Topical Term: Families
Race relations
Self-esteem
Interpersonal relations
Newspaper carriers
Stuttering
Family life
Race relations
Self-esteem
Interpersonal relations
Newspaper carriers
Stuttering
LCCN: 2012030546
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2014 Newbery Honor Book winner for Children's Fiction


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I enjoyed this cross between To Kill a Mockingbird and The Help.

Mar 21, 2014
  • szarnstorff rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Excellent book about a boy who overcomes stuttering to take over a paper route for a friend for one month. I enjoyed the relationship he built with a customer who encouraged him and shared the importance and love of reading. I did not appreciate the side story about the negro junk man. I thought it took away from the story of the boy, not added to it.

Sep 19, 2013
  • MEDINASTORYTIME rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Good Book. SMD/JH

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