Title Profile & Character Information

Mockingbird

Annotation
In Caitlin’s world, everything is black or white. Things are good or bad. Anything in between is confusing. That’s the stuff Caitlin’s older brother, Devon, has always explained. But now Devon’s dead and Dad is no help at all. Caitlin wants to get over it, but as an eleven-year-old girl with Asperger’s, she doesn’t know how. When she reads the definition of closure, she realizes that is what she needs. In her search for it, Caitlin discovers that not everything is black and white—the world is full of colors—messy and beautiful.

Kathryn Erskine has written a must-read gem, one of the most moving novels of the year.

A Discussion Guide to Mockingbird by Kathryn Erskine

Read Kathryn Erskine's post on the Penguin Blog.



Awards
2010  National Book Awards
2011  American Library Association Notable Books for Children
2011  Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance Book Awards
2011  IRA Children's Book Awards

Characters
NameCaitlin
GenderGirl
OccupationStudent

GenreFiction
Juvenile
TopicsDeath
Emotions
Grief
Siblings
Parents
School
Asperger's syndrome