The Resource Liberty, Kirby Larson

Liberty, Kirby Larson

Label
Liberty
Title
Liberty
Statement of responsibility
Kirby Larson
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Fish has a knack for inventing. His annoying neighbor, Olympia, has a knack for messing things up. But when his latest invention leads Fish to Liberty, a beautiful stray dog who needs a home, he and Olympia work together to rescue her. At the Higgins boatyard, where the boats that just might save the Allied forces during World War II are built, the wartime workforce is integrated and includes women and the disabled. However, a friendship that crosses racial lines is not the norm in 1940s New Orleans. Fish, who suffered from polio and whose dad is away fighting in Europe, looks up to Mr. Higgins, and he's thrilled when one of his inventions helps Mr. Higgins's engineers unlock the mechanics of the landing crafts. Mr. Higgins inspires him to be bold and brave. As Fish enlists the help of unexpected friends and allies to save Liberty, he finds his perceptions of the world -- of race and war, family and friendship -- transformed
Member of
Cataloging source
NJQ/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Larson, Kirby
Dewey number
  • 813.54
  • Fic
Index
no index present
Intended audience
Ages 8-12
Literary form
fiction
Reading level
4.4.
Series statement
Dogs of World War II
Study program name
Accelerated Reader
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Dogs
  • Children with disabilities
  • Poliomyelitis
  • Families
  • African American girls
  • Prisoners of war
  • Interracial friendship
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • New Orleans (La.)
  • Dogs
  • Poliomyelitis
  • People with disabilities
  • Family life
  • African Americans
  • Prisoners of war
  • Race relations
  • Friendship
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • New Orleans (La.)
Target audience
pre adolescent
Label
Liberty, Kirby Larson
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn933432484
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
221 pages
Isbn
9780545840712
Lccn
2015048827
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Label
Liberty, Kirby Larson
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn933432484
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
221 pages
Isbn
9780545840712
Lccn
2015048827
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia

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