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The Resource My Sister's Keeper

My Sister's Keeper

Label
My Sister's Keeper
Title
My Sister's Keeper
Statement of responsibility
Jodi Picoult
Title variation
My sisters keeper
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
With her penetrating insight into the hearts and minds of real people, Jodi Picoult's My Sister's Keeper examines what it means to be a good parent, a good sister, a good person, and what happens when emotions meet with scientific advances. Now a major film.Anna is not sick, but she might as well be. By age thirteen, she has undergone countless surgeries, transfusions and shots so that her older sister, Kate, can somehow fight the leukemia that has plagued her since childhood. Anna was conceived as a bone marrow match for Kate a life and a role that she has never questioned until now. Like most teenagers, Anna is beginning to ask herself who she truly is. But unlike most teenagers, she has always been defined in terms of her sister - and so Anna makes a decision that for most would be unthinkable a decision that will tear her family apart and have perhaps fatal consequences for the sister she loves. Told from multiple points of view, My Sister's Keeper examines what it means to be a good parent, a good sister, a good person. Is it morally correct to do whatever it takes to save a child's life . . . even if that means infringing upon the rights of another? Should you follow your own heart, or let others lead you?
Summary
Conceived to provide a bone marrow match for her leukemia-stricken sister, teenage Anna begins to question her moral obligations in light of countless medical procedures and decides to fight for the right to make decisions about her own body
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Award
  • Abraham Lincoln Illinois High School Book Award, 2006.
  • Alex Award, 2005.
  • Black-Eyed Susan Book Award (Maryland), High School, 2007.
  • Booklist Editors' Choice: Adult Books for Young Adults, 2004.
  • Heartland Award, 2006.
  • Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Awards, Young Adult, 2007.
  • Virginia Readers' Choice Award for High School, 2007.
  • School Library Journal Best Books: Best Adult Books 4 Teens, 2005.
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122079
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NOV
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1966-
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Picoult, Jodi
Index
no index present
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770
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
Target audience
adult
Label
My Sister's Keeper
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Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:6763d955-45ec-4258-a531-7f51a6438f8e
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781741769029
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
My Sister's Keeper
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:6763d955-45ec-4258-a531-7f51a6438f8e
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781741769029
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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