The Resource Okay for Now

Okay for Now

Label
Okay for Now
Title
Okay for Now
Statement of responsibility
Gary D. Schmidt
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
2011 National Book Award Finalist As a fourteen-year-old who just moved to a new town, with no friends and a louse for an older brother, Doug Swieteck has all the stats stacked against him. So begins a coming-of-age masterwork full of equal parts comedy and tragedy from Newbery Honor winner Gary D. Schmidt. As Doug struggles to be more than the "skinny thug" that his teachers and the police think him to be, he finds an unlikely ally in Lil Spicer—a fiery young lady who "smelled like daisies would smell if they were growing in a big field under a clearing sky after a rain." In Lil, Doug finds the strength to endure an abusive father, the suspicions of a whole town, and the return of his oldest brother, forever scarred, from Vietnam. Together, they find a safe haven in the local library, inspiration in learning about the plates of John James Audubon's birds, and a hilarious adventure on a Broadway stage. In this stunning novel, Schmidt expertly weaves multiple themes of loss and recovery in a story teeming with distinctive, unusual characters and invaluable lessons about love, creativity, and survival
Summary
While Doug struggles to be more than the thug that his teachers and the police think him to be, he finds an unlikely ally in Lil Spicer, as they explore Audubon's art
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Storyline
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Award
  • ALA Notable Children's Book, 2012
  • Booklist Editors’ Choice: Books for Youth, 2011
  • Jefferson Cup Award for Older Readers, 2012.
  • School Library Journal Best Books: 2011
  • YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults, 2012
  • School Library Journal Best Books, 2011.
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390694
Cataloging source
DLC
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Schmidt, Gary D
Index
no index present
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
850
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 6
  • 9
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Young Adult Fiction
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Okay for Now
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:09dcd0c2-17d2-4c44-83a8-3ca056231e0b
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780547534176
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Okay for Now
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:09dcd0c2-17d2-4c44-83a8-3ca056231e0b
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9780547534176
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

    • Lionel Bowen Library and Community CentreBorrow it
      669-673 Anzac Parade, Marouba, NSW, 2035, AU
      -33.938111 151.237977
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