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Mockingbird (Erskine novel)

Author Kathryn Erskine
Country United States
Language English
Genre Family
Media type Print

Mockingbird is a young adult novel by American author Kathryn Erskine. It won the 2010 U.S. National Book Award for Young People's Literature.[1][2]

Mockingbird by Kathryn Erskine is about a girl named Caitlin. Her dad and community has just been rocked by an awful tragedy. Three people – two students and a teacher- were killed in a school shooting at Virginia Dare Middle School. One of the students was Caitlin's brother, Devon. A syndrome that Caitlin has makes everything much more difficult for her, she has Asperger's syndrome, which allows her to only see the world in very strict terms – in black and white. Caitlin has trouble processing her own feelings, her feelings about others, and does not know from right to wrong. One day, after hearing a newscast about the shooting, she discovers the word 'closure', and determines that closure is exactly what Caitlin and her father needs. How will Caitlin and a grieving community find closure after something so horrible occurs?


  1. ^ "National Book Awards – 2010". National Book Foundation (NBF). Retrieved 2012-04-16.
    (With acceptance speech by Erskine; interview, reading, and other material replicated for all five Young People's Literature authors and books.)
  2. ^ "2010 National Book Award Winner, Young People's Literature" (November 17, 2010). NBF. Retrieved 2010-11-18.
    (Acceptance speech by Erskine with some other material.)

External links

  • on Amazon.comMockingbird
  • School Library Journal book review

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