The Resource My name is Leon : a novel, Kit de Waal

My name is Leon : a novel, Kit de Waal

Label
My name is Leon : a novel
Title
My name is Leon
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Kit de Waal
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Leon loves chocolate bars, Saturday morning cartoons, and his beautiful, golden-haired baby brother. When Jake is born, Leon pokes his head in the crib and says, "I'm your brother. Big brother. My. Name. Is. Leon. I am eight and three quarters. I am a boy." Jake will play with no one but Leon, and Leon is determined to save him from any pain and earn that sparkling baby laugh every chance he can. But Leon isn't in control of this world where adults say one thing and mean another, and try as he might he can't protect his little family from everything. When their mother falls victim to her inner demons, strangers suddenly take Jake away; after all, a white baby is easy to adopt, while a half-black nine-year-old faces a less certain fate. Vowing to get Jake back by any means necessary, Leon's own journey -- on his brand-new BMX bike -- will carry him through the lives of a doting but ailing foster mother, Maureen; Maureen's cranky and hilarious sister, Sylvia; a social worker Leon knows only as "The Zebra"; and a colorful community of local gardeners and West Indian political activists. Told through the perspective of nine-year-old Leon, too innocent to entirely understand what has happened to him and baby Jake, but determined to do what he can to make things right, he stubbornly, endearingly struggles his way through a system much larger than he can tackle on his own
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
De Waal, Kit
Dewey number
823/.92
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6104.E2336
LC item number
M9 2016
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Brothers
  • Foster children
  • Separation (Psychology)
  • Racially mixed families
  • Adopted children
  • West Indians
  • Nineteen eighties
  • Bristol (England)
Target audience
adult
Label
My name is Leon : a novel, Kit de Waal
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
292 pages
Isbn
9781501117459
Lccn
2016000754
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • ocn928481554
  • (OCoLC)928481554
Label
My name is Leon : a novel, Kit de Waal
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
292 pages
Isbn
9781501117459
Lccn
2016000754
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • ocn928481554
  • (OCoLC)928481554

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