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The Schwa was here, Neal Shusterman

Label
The Schwa was here
Title
The Schwa was here
Statement of responsibility
Neal Shusterman
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A Brooklyn eighth-grader nicknamed Antsy befriends the Schwa, an "invisible-ish" boy who is tired of blending into his surroundings and going unnoticed by nearly everyone. Anthony, also known as "Antsy," is fascinated by "The Schwa Effect"--the fact that no one ever sees Calvin Schwa. Even when acting weird and dressed like a total freak, The Schwa is only barely noticed. The two boys form a partnership and get away with all kinds of mischief, from conducting experiments at school to confounding opponents on the basketball court. When The Schwa senses that even Antsy is beginning to lose sight of him, he vows to do something that will make him so visible, no one will ever forget him. Any kid who's ever felt unnoticed will identify with Schwa and Antsy and their quest for notoriety
Member of
Summary
A Brooklyn eighth-grader nicknamed Antsy befriends the Schwa, an "invisible-ish" boy who is tired of blending into his surroundings and going unnoticed by nearly everyone
Storyline
Tone
Award
  • ALA Notable Children's Book, 2005
  • Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for Fiction and Poetry, 2005.
  • California Young Reader Medal, Middle School, 2008.
  • YALSA Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults, 2007
  • YALSA Best Books for Young Adults, 2005
Awards note
A Junior Library Guild selection.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
128652
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Shusterman, Neal
Index
no index present
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
790
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 7
  • 10
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Antsy Bonano
Series volume
0001
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Self-perception
  • Friendship
  • Self-perception
  • Friendship
  • Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)
  • Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)
Target audience
juvenile
Label
The Schwa was here, Neal Shusterman
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
ocm54852781
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
228 p.
Isbn
9780525471820
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2004045072
System control number
(Sirsi) ADO-8430
Label
The Schwa was here, Neal Shusterman
Publication
Control code
ocm54852781
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
228 p.
Isbn
9780525471820
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2004045072
System control number
(Sirsi) ADO-8430

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